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Posted January 15, 2006
not usually disappointed
I am an avid reader and LOVE to find new authors. After reading Hoffman's book Here on Earth, I thought I found a new favorite, BUT this book was terrible!!! It is very rare that I really dislike a book this much, but I found it to be very boring! How many tree/flower references can one author make?!?? YIKES!!! Not a fan!
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Posted April 29, 2011
paying $12.99 for the Nook Book version of this, I wish I could get my money back...there were so many grammar and punctuation errors, word omissions and other typos that it made it very difficult to read this novel. Too bad because it wasn't really a bad book, but with the price that the ebooks are, it wasn't worth the money!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 15, 2001
too many adjectives
I bought this book because I looked down the list of 'Users who bought this book also bought:' when I was purchasing Choke by Chuck Palahniuk. And let me tell you, this book is nothing like Choke. It's absolutely miserable. As far as Alice Hoffman is concerned, the only thing worth writing about in this world are flowers and stars. You'll be hard pressed to find one single page that doesn't make a reference to 'honeysuckle this,' or 'lilies that.' And every character spends a good amount of their time staring up into the night sky looking at the stars. I only need one word to describe this book, and it's BORING. I'll admit the first few chapters were somewhat entertaining, but after that, it's all downhill. And I mean a steep downhill. If you're the type of reader that can't get enough of flowery prose (literally), then you'll love this book. If you're into something a little more down to earth and you don't feel like you need a bunch of adjectives to describe every object in the world, then skip it. It's a waste of time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.