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Daughter of Fortune

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2008

    Dragged on and on

    Although I was compelled by some of the characters I felt the story dragged on forever with a less than satisfying ending. I wish I hadn't taken the time to read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2007

    A reviewer

    I kept waiting for it to climax but it never did. I wanted to stop reading but once I've started a book I have to finish it. There are so many other books worthy of time I would encourage you to pass on this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2000

    Lack of Passion

    It seams that when Isabel Allende leaves her favorite topic : Politics her writing inspiration decreases. It is a good idea for a book but it is missing passion. It was hard to finish reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2000

    Allende Disappoints this Daughter

    As a small and new reading group, we chose Daugher of Fortune only to discover that it is not always easy to select a book based on reviews or reputation. In this book, Ms. Allende appears to concentrate on an atmosphere and not on a character. As a result the title's daughter and the adventure she undertakes is without the color of earlier Allende books, and certainly devoid of literary fortune.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2000

    Very disappointed

    Oprah's picks almost always are great, fabulous--but ecch! I agree BORING---perhaps it was in the translation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2000

    Slow going....

    I had a hard time staying with this book. I couldn't wait for it to end because it was taking me so long to read. I kept putting it down. Then, imagine, the ending wasn't even worth it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2000

    BOOOOOOOOOORING

    This is the first Oprah book that has let me down. I agree with another reviewer who said the plot could have fit on about 30 pages. It drags, and drags and drags and then drags some more. I finished it because I didn't want to face the fact that I had wasted $25. I'm over it now, and reading a WONDERFUL book by Gap Creek author Robert Morgan... The Truest Pleasure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2000

    Big disappointment

    I read and really enjoyed 'The House of the Spirits' many years ago, so was very much looking forward to 'Daughter of Fortune' and bought it as soon as it was released. Maybe it's partially because I read it immediately after finishing 'Ahab's Wife: the Stargazer', and judged the book more in comparison to that than on its own merits, but I was very disappointed. The two books have a common theme; they both involve an adventurous young woman who breaks the rules to leave home and follow her heart, must disguise herself as a boy, and is confronted with all sorts of obstacles, etc., but the contrast between the two in terms of believability, depth of plot, and development of characters is striking. I was so disappointed that I immediately donated the book to a library, then ran to the bookstore and bought hardcover copies of 'Ahab's Wife' for several of my reading friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2008

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