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Taft

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2000

    A beautifully realized novel

    I thought that this was an excellent book. It was captivating and meaningful. It questioned interesting concepts about life and love. It was deeply moving and interesting. The characters were so well developed that reading the book made you feel like you knew them. They were realistic and allowed you to relate to them.The plot was original and the descriptions and writing style was vividly beautiful. I recomend this book to anyone.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

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    My favorite!

    Now that I have completely read all of Ann Patchett's novels, I would have to say that "Taft" was my favorite. I wish I had read it first. Excellent book, I do not want to give the story away, but as in all her novels you will become lost in the characters and wonder what took you so long to get to her books. She takes me away every time, and at least for a time, I get lost in her world. . .it's better than meditation.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    Another great Ann Patchett read

    I loved Bel Canto, Run,and The Magician's Assistant so when I saw this recently I decided to give it a try. I was surprised to find that this book was written before the other more successful books and according to the author did not do as well, in part because of the title making it confusing. I found the characters to be original, likeable and easy to believe. I especially loved how the relationship between John and Faye is developed alongside the historical relationship between John and Marion. It helps to give both relationships so much more perspective and depth. I think character and relationship developments and the ease with which this author takes you through them and helps you to connect with them is why I love to read her work. I will be reading anything she writes in the future.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    DO NOT BUY THE INCOMPLETE E-BOOK!!!

    A great, albeit incomplete, read. The e-book version abruptly stops approximately half way through, which is incredibly frustrating when you find yourself caught up in the story and are aching to know what happens next. After calling and emailing Barnes & Noble multiple times, and making a personal visit to my local Barnes & Noble months ago (who confirmed half of the e-book version was indeed missing and could not be downloaded), I am still waiting for the rest of the story or a refund so I can at least purchase the paperback and see how it ends. Barnes & Noble proved most unconcerned and unhelpful. You may do better with a Kindle.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    Mildly entertaining!

    The characters John Nichel and Marian's parents made the book entertaining with a realistic quality. In general my readers' group were not thrilled with the book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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