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All is Vanity

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2005

    Another great hit for Christina Schwarz

    After reading Drowning Ruth, I just had to read another book by Christina Schwarz. I found the beginning of the book to be slow, but once I got through the first half I understood how this was about character development. Margaret, who is supposed to be the main character, is a boring person. Meanwhile, her friend, her side-kick in life is the person with the interesting life and the one who has made it. As the book winds down, the momentum picks up and I just couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2005

    Great to follow up Drowning Ruth

    I read Drowning Ruth several years ago. Immediately after reading it, I longed for another book by Christina Schwarz that I could read. Finally, I was able to obtain All is Vanity. I related well to the characters, because I think that many of us avid readers all wish that we could write the great American novel someday. I actually was so engrossed in the novel, and it was so well-written, I didn't want to read what Schwarz had penned for the ending. I wanted to just stop and leave the novel be, but Schwarz was still able to take the novel and make readers see the hard work and dedication and loneliness that can creep into writing fiction/literature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2003

    H-m-m-m Perhaps a familiar relationship

    I absolutely loved this book. I think most of us can admit to having "friendships" with an underlying competition going on and the "Green Eyed Monster" at every turn of events. Margaret always in the limelight with he percocious behavior and Letty follows along. Most of us dump these relationships from school but their's continues on. I thought the risk Margaret was willing to take and Letty's trust of her "best friend" was very compelling. It definetly is a book of human emotions, greed, "one up man ship" and selfishness." I really found it difficult to put this book down especially the later 1/3. Humor at every turn but dramatic as well. Excellent! Marlene from NH

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2002

    ~*~*~*~ BoOk Of dEcEit ~*~*~*~

    Ummm where do you begin with this book...other than to say Margret (one of the main characters) was WRONG!!!! She wasn't a true friend. The book took too long to get to the point. Which was aggravating at times. The "real" story begins somewhat half way through the book!!! But all in all it was an OK book.

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