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Knitting Under the Influence

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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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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    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

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2011

    I re-read this one!

    I loved this book about some misfit girls and their crazy shenanigans... I laughed and cried, and I read it over and over.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2009

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    One of My Absolute Favorites!

    I love this book. I love how the author can make you connect to three different heroines all at the same time. I was so anxious to get to the next part of the book that I stayed up all night reading it through in one sitting...then I read it again just to make sure that I didn't miss something. I LOVED IT!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2011

    Enjoyable

    I really enjoyed this book -- good read.

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