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Mother of Pearl

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Extraordinary!

I started reading this book expecting to put it down after a few chapters and never touch it again. The description on the back of the book didn't really appeal to me. Twenty pages into it and I was hooked. This author is highly talented. She gave so much depth to the c...
I started reading this book expecting to put it down after a few chapters and never touch it again. The description on the back of the book didn't really appeal to me. Twenty pages into it and I was hooked. This author is highly talented. She gave so much depth to the characters and she intricately wove the story of their lives together. This book has spirit and excitement unlike any other book I've ever read.

posted by Anonymous on September 23, 2004

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

50/50

This book was recommended to me by my sister so I read it. I like the ending, but the rest is very wierd. There were several times when I put it down because I was frustrated at the wierdness. I just don't think some of the things that the characters do are realistic...
This book was recommended to me by my sister so I read it. I like the ending, but the rest is very wierd. There were several times when I put it down because I was frustrated at the wierdness. I just don't think some of the things that the characters do are realistic. I did finish it and like I said the end is very touching.

posted by kellisat on January 17, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2003

    Great characters

    This one was fun. Left me with questions but that is ok. I loved the characters and their names too. Sad, funny, and uplifting also.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2002

    Engrossing!

    I took this book on my honeymoon, which probably wasn't the best idea because I couldn't put it down! This is definitely not the kind of book you should buy if you want mindless, easy reading (see 'Bridget Jones' Diary'). This one is very involved and turns and keeps you wanting more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2002

    At Least Some Good Came

    A book that seems quite boring at first but, by chapter 6 it becomes hard to put down. a story of two people who happen to meet under just the right circumstances. They seemed have so littel in common, but in reality they so much have in common. The story of Val and Even's lives make you feel for them. Both were abondened by their mothers, had to learn to trust, and had to learn that the human spirit is a wonderful thing. All the time that they are trying to stay inside their shells they are being forced out by those around them. The supporting characters are superb and only add depth to the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2000

    Loved It!

    I have read many books from the Oprah book club and this is one of the most enjoyable!! The writing is descriptive and the text pulls you into the characters' world with interest and the desire to continue reading!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2005

    A poetic walk

    Initially, I tried to read this book on a few occasions, but got too tangled up in the wordy descriptions and quit before I got to the 2nd chapter. Patience paid off. Desperate for a good read, I made another attempt to get through this book and was glad I did! That which turned me off in the beginning turned out to be the very riches in this book. It is worth the trip through. I passed it on to a good friend to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2000

    Good Book!

    After getting to know all the charactors this turned out to be a great book! Always something going on, just the kind of book I love to read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2000

    A distinctive story, uniquely told

    I haven't read any of Oprah's recommended books, except this one. The title stuck in my mind until I finally gave in. Usually a King fan/reader this was not a 'normal' read for me. It was a little difficult in the beginning because the style of writing is so different and unique. However, once I started, I couldn't stop. This book is imaginative and addicting if you enjoy life-like drama and humor. A roller coaster of emotions is explored, yet somehow manages not to be draining like many other emotional tales. I have, and will, continue to recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2000

    Mesmerized!!!!!!!!

    The language was awkward initially, as if I were learning something new. This passed very quickly and as I became enamoured with the town and people of Petal, I was reminded by the way that the written word,when sculpted so beautifully, can become a cohesion between the internal canvas the reader posesses and the author's vision. Characterization is incredible. The plot lines do stretch at times, but the language of this book is pure music. Similar to the first time I heard a Robert Johnson blues riff, a feeling of being educated in a new way to look at the world and its' underlying naked beauty. The author has created a captivating work. She will go far. I look forward to more of her future work.

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    Posted August 2, 2009

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