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Knitting Under the Influence

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

deep character study

Her fairly successful actress twin sisters allow Kathleen Winters to live off of them until she opened her mouth to a reporter while drinking. Angry at her, they toss her out for revealing family secrets that hurt their careers. --- Animal rights activists assault re...
Her fairly successful actress twin sisters allow Kathleen Winters to live off of them until she opened her mouth to a reporter while drinking. Angry at her, they toss her out for revealing family secrets that hurt their careers. --- Animal rights activists assault research scientist Lucy Cameron for her lab¿s practices. The protests lead to Lucy pondering whether she is doing the right thing at work and with her sanctimonious boyfriend. --- Sari Hill works at an autism clinic. She has doubts about helping a particular patient when the man who bullied her brother in high school arrives with autistic son. --- These three friends discuss right from wrong as each knits a special item of clothing knowing deep in their respective souls that life is the SAME AS IT NEVER WAS. --- This deep character study uses knitting as a powerful metaphor on life with the end products representing the personalities of the trio as well as the path one step (stitch) at a time to get there. The key to this strong tale is that the threesome seems genuine whether they knit, indulge in sex or cuddle a kitten as they discuss their relationships, their troubles, and their aspirations. KUI is the complete package thanks to the complex female membership and a story line that enables readers to hear the clicking of the needles. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

It did get better at least

This starts off really slowly and I nearly gave up on it, but since I'd already purchased it, I gave it a shot. The story jumps back and forth between the three main characters, following the ups and downs in their various relationships. I wouldn't really suggest to any...
This starts off really slowly and I nearly gave up on it, but since I'd already purchased it, I gave it a shot. The story jumps back and forth between the three main characters, following the ups and downs in their various relationships. I wouldn't really suggest to anyone that they buy this book, but if you already have it, stick with it. It's not a complete waste of time.

posted by a_frequent_traveler on February 6, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Characters were very flat and predictable. Not impressed.

    Characters were very flat and predictable. Not impressed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2009

    Wish I had passed

    I bought this book thinking it would be a really easy, fun read. Yes, it was easy, but it was so predictable that it was completely boring and lost my interest quickly. I LOVE a great "girlfriends" book, but this was over the top and WAY too long for the story it told. I ended up skimming about the last 75 pages that didn't need to be there. I would not recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2011

    Horrible do not waste your money

    I absolutely loved "If you lived here you would be home" and was excited to read another by this author. What a terrible waste of money. wish I could return it from my nook and get my money back.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2007

    Not about knitting

    Was looking forward to see how knitting influenced the characters lives but knitting wasn't the main topic. Having cocktails and whining was the topic. More like 'Sex and the City', less about knitting influences.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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