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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

The story is unique and something you can relate to.

I started reading this book on vacation ( it was at the rental we were staying at). I didn't expect to finish it but found myself totally hooked on the story line and characters. It is rare when I find a writer that can grab me from the start. I found myself thinking of...
I started reading this book on vacation ( it was at the rental we were staying at). I didn't expect to finish it but found myself totally hooked on the story line and characters. It is rare when I find a writer that can grab me from the start. I found myself thinking of the characters long after I had finished the book.

posted by 1602166 on August 1, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Not Ann Patchett's best work

I am a huge fan of Ann Patchett. I absolutely hold Bel Canto up as one of my favorite books. In that work, she wove together so many characters and such a complex plot that it was breathtaking. I also have read her non-fiction work, Truth and Beauty about her friendshi...
I am a huge fan of Ann Patchett. I absolutely hold Bel Canto up as one of my favorite books. In that work, she wove together so many characters and such a complex plot that it was breathtaking. I also have read her non-fiction work, Truth and Beauty about her friendship with another writer. That was personal and intense. I thought Run was a light read and an OK story, but not as rich as her other work.

posted by Anonymous on September 20, 2008

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

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    A Hack Job

    I picked this book up expecting the literary quality and craftsmanship that I found in Bel Canto. Instead I found a hack job that looked like it had been cranked out to meet a publisher's deadline. Patchett should have thrown it in the wastebasket and started over. I kept reading because I was waiting for the plot to pick up and it never did. The novel is so derivative that the author seems to have delibrately thrown in a little something for everyone. I grew up in Boston and did not even find the setting accurately portrayed or compelling. I have worked in hospitals all my life -- even the medical details were superficial. I loved Bel Canto but I would be reluctant to try another Patchett novel I was so disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2010

    This book was just okay!

    I thought this book was so so. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I wanted to see what would happen but it didn't really keep my attention. This story is about Kenya. She has two older brothers and she is in charge of watching out for her mother. Her mother gave these boys up for adoption when she was younger. A senator adopted them. A car accident ends up bringing them all together. I liked this book but it wasn't one of the best I have ever read. If you have nothing else to read- go for it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2008

    contrived for soap opera

    what a disappointment. I felt like I was reading a feel good adolescent novel.The only thing missing was a fluffy family pet. Twenty four hours seemed liked 24 months.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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