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The Privileges

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Small masterpiece

Jonathan Dee's The Privileges is the story of a couple who dedicate themselves to each other and only each other. They are glorious and beautifully immoral, and yet they don't go off on a killing spree or anything remotely debauched, they just make money, lots of it. Wh...
Jonathan Dee's The Privileges is the story of a couple who dedicate themselves to each other and only each other. They are glorious and beautifully immoral, and yet they don't go off on a killing spree or anything remotely debauched, they just make money, lots of it. Which somehow makes their story so uniquely American, the fact that Adam and Cynthia Morey move effortlessly through life, refusing to ever review or regret their past, convinced that if they are getting away with it, then they aren't doing anything wrong. The reader can't help but read on, waiting for their carefully constructed life to fall apart, torn between wanted them to succeed and wanting them to reap their just rewards.

posted by SiobhanMFallon on May 6, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Young Rich New Yorkers

Yes they're young and rich, but how did they get there? This is one couples story from wedding day to mid-life. It has a probably accurate (how would i know?) view of over-induldged young adults (the couples'c children) as they come to realize that they have quite t...
Yes they're young and rich, but how did they get there? This is one couples story from wedding day to mid-life. It has a probably accurate (how would i know?) view of over-induldged young adults (the couples'c children) as they come to realize that they have quite the life. Well written and food for thought about people with more money than most of us..

posted by KrisOD on May 14, 2010

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  • Posted March 15, 2011

    Blank after thought

    The writing was well enough but I feel like it pulled up short, like every point fell off a cliff. I don't know what I'm supposed to take away from the book or how it's supposed to make me feel but I feel very unsatisfied. I wanted more of everything, more character building, more explanations, more of a beginning/middle/and end feel.

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    Disappointing

    The book is well- written but , for me , did not live up to the raves on the jacket . One review said it is about the new American family . I hope this is not the case . Except for very minor characters, none inspired me . In fact, I would not care to know any of them . I also hated the ending - which I felt just tailed off .

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

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    A huge disappointment.

    Boring. The author was also too lighthanded with details. Just a boring disappointment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2010

    The Privileges was not one of my favorites.

    The story drags on about nothing for too long. I do not particularly enjoy reading about all out greed. Would not reccomend the book to friends.

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