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The Patron Saint of Liars

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic First Novel

I am fast becoming a fan of Ann Patchett! This novel has wonderful characters that draw you quickly into their lives. I also have read The Magician's Assistant, Truth and Beauty, and Run by this author and liked them all very much as well. If you are a fan of Jodi Pi...
I am fast becoming a fan of Ann Patchett! This novel has wonderful characters that draw you quickly into their lives. I also have read The Magician's Assistant, Truth and Beauty, and Run by this author and liked them all very much as well. If you are a fan of Jodi Picoult or Anita Shreve novels, you will like this book as it reminded me much of their works. I especially liked reading the editorial afterword by Patchett "The Movie of the Week Ate My Novel." It was funny and gave great insight about how much gets changed from the vision an author has about their books and their characters when they get made into movies. I am looking forward to reading the other novels written by this author, including Bel Canto and Taft.

posted by 425665 on March 12, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Good Book

This is my first Ann Patchett book. I picked it up because the title was intriging. I could not put the book down.....I enjoyed how Ms. Patchett told the story from the three main characters point of view. One thing though....the ending was very disappointing....It left...
This is my first Ann Patchett book. I picked it up because the title was intriging. I could not put the book down.....I enjoyed how Ms. Patchett told the story from the three main characters point of view. One thing though....the ending was very disappointing....It left me wanting about 20 more pages. I'll probably read another one of her books and see if the ending is disappointing as well.....

posted by CitygirlAG on January 25, 2010

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  • Posted January 25, 2010

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    Good Book

    This is my first Ann Patchett book. I picked it up because the title was intriging. I could not put the book down.....I enjoyed how Ms. Patchett told the story from the three main characters point of view. One thing though....the ending was very disappointing....It left me wanting about 20 more pages. I'll probably read another one of her books and see if the ending is disappointing as well.....

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2009

    Patron Saint of Liars

    I enjoyed reading this book. My first of Ann Patchett. I am currently reading her book "Run."

    There are so many people like the character Rose. I have personally never experienced the death of a parent at a young age, but the effects must be dramatic and long lasting. Fathers and daughters relationships are vital. Rose grows up without a father and it is hard for her to make any commitments. She is searching in all the wrong places.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    Strange

    I really found myself disgusted with the main character, Rose after awhile. She was so selfish. The story is well written, although I became somewhat bored during Rose's cross country trip. I just found it a very odd book.

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