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Amy and Isabelle

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

What Wonderful Writing

I read the Pulitzer Prize winning "Olive Kitteridge" and was quite impressed. After reading "Amy and Isabelle," I now rate Elizabeth Strout as one of my favorite writers. She writes with such seemingly simply details, and yet the words are evocative.

posted by Baochi on May 20, 2010

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2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Who Reads This Stuff?

Could be the most predictable, hackneyed piece of treacle ever written. Every thought and event is telegraphed pages ahead, and the only emotion remaining at the end is THANK GOD ITS OVER. I only read it because my wife made me, and she didn't like it either. Save yo...
Could be the most predictable, hackneyed piece of treacle ever written. Every thought and event is telegraphed pages ahead, and the only emotion remaining at the end is THANK GOD ITS OVER. I only read it because my wife made me, and she didn't like it either. Save your money.

posted by Anonymous on March 6, 2001

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  • Posted August 2, 2010

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    Nice character study.

    This is the story of a single mother and her daughter. Sure, it seems simple enough, and actually the book was quite simple. It covers a single year, but an important one. The sexual awakening of the younger Goodrow, the quest for self-improvement of the elder. There is hardly any dialogue in this book, but a lot of thought processes between the two main characters. It was very honest, and I loved reading Isabelle's thoughts as she tried to read Shakespeare following an embarrassing encounter with her daughter. Amy didn't capture my interest nearly as well as her mother. I thought that the author did a fantastic job with her character, especially with Isabelle's quest for acceptance. I recommend this one.

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    Interesting

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    This is a Wierd Book

    This book was different than any book I have ever read. It was dark and spooky. I kept on reading, I don't really know why,I needed to find the end. The two main characters were wierd, slow witted and just plain crazy. I didn't like how the other characters were discribed, one was fat, another was a chain smoker, one was abused and another has female surgery and was wasting away.I never really knew in what time period this was written in. A male teacher having sex with a student age 15 and was not reported.

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