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The Darlings: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Absolutely LOVED The Darlings!!

The Darlings is an incredible book - my favorite read in years!! I cannot recommend it enough. The characters were rich and complex. The narrative was wonderful; once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down.

posted by ckgaughan on February 26, 2012

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

This is a work of non-fiction, not fiction. It's basically iden

This is a work of non-fiction, not fiction. It's basically identical to the story of Bernie Madoff, down to his East 64th Street address in Manhattan and Lily Pond Lane in East Hampton. His son-in-law Paul is basically the story of his sons, Mark and Andrew. Read abo...
This is a work of non-fiction, not fiction. It's basically identical to the story of Bernie Madoff, down to his East 64th Street address in Manhattan and Lily Pond Lane in East Hampton. His son-in-law Paul is basically the story of his sons, Mark and Andrew. Read about half and I'm done. It's yet another book about a Ponzi scheme. I can even figure out the referrals to real life characters -- including the shady accountant in Westchester, the law firm which resembles Irving Picard's firm and those at the SEC. Nothing fiction about this book!

posted by BagelsRule1 on June 11, 2012

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  • Posted February 26, 2012

    Absolutely LOVED The Darlings!!

    The Darlings is an incredible book - my favorite read in years!! I cannot recommend it enough. The characters were rich and complex. The narrative was wonderful; once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2012

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    The Darlings is a very timely story about the rich and powerful

    The Darlings is a very timely story about the rich and powerful at the height of a financial crisis. The upper crust have their problems too as they are impacted with loss, scandal and politics. It’s a different slant on the type of suffering of the super wealthy versus the suffering of the “little guy”. This is a terrifying story of affluence gone wrong and the downward spiral that it causes to all attached parties. This isn’t for the faint of heart.


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  • Posted October 26, 2013

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    This was a really good book. Highly Recommended.

    This was a really good book. Highly Recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    My Vote

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    My vote

    Shadenight she sacrficed her life for her leader . Its not about the loyalist . Its about the self sacrfices people make .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    My vote

    The Enclave. :)

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    This book is like a puzzle, different characters are introduced

    This book is like a puzzle, different characters are introduced and you don’t know how all the pieces come together, but they do come together and very compellingly. The time stamps before the chapters keep the excitement going.
    You experience with the Darling family what should’ve been a festive Thanksgiving weekend and instead you live the nightmare of how quickly your whole world can turn upside down.
    You meet many different characters and you have sympathy for them and how they got to this point.  It really gives you the inside view of the rich and famous of the financial world. 
    It makes sense that Bravo and Fox Television are developing the novel into a TV series; it will be very intriguing and I’m eager to see it come to life.
    The author was very knowledgeable in the financial world. All the characters were very real and when they were introduced you got a real feel of who they are and what makes them tick.
     I’m looking forward to  reading this continued series, it's great writing.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Great read!  

    Great read!  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Really great read!

    Once I picked it up I couldnt put it down... loved the intricate family structure and the depths it went into to develop the characters and the thick plot.

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