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The Interestings

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Wonderfully written!

Wonderfully written!

posted by 17010158 on April 9, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

14 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

Sorry, but once again the hype is much more than the reality wit

Sorry, but once again the hype is much more than the reality with this one. We lived the life Meg Wolitzer is TRYING to describe, coming to NYC in 1973, joining the arts and business worlds, having the dreams of the young in NY and trying many things. But NEVER did we s...
Sorry, but once again the hype is much more than the reality with this one. We lived the life Meg Wolitzer is TRYING to describe, coming to NYC in 1973, joining the arts and business worlds, having the dreams of the young in NY and trying many things. But NEVER did we speak like the dialogue in this book, or have friends like these. This is nonsense, poorly written, and certainly NOT the way we lived. I was reading portions to my wife, and all she did was laugh and say JUNK! I agree. Sadly, I got a refund and removed the book from my eBook library. Don't waste your time on this trivial nonsense, it's not based on real life at all. We had, and continue to have , a MUCH MORE INTERESTING LIFE than the tritely characterized people in this very trite book. Save your hard earned $!!

posted by juliusa on April 21, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Enjoyable

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Sure, it is not the most realistic story in the world, but the dynamics between the friends and internal struggles of the characters are universal. I would definitely recommend this.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    If you were born in the 60's this is your life

    I had many experiences that duplicated those in the book and so I guess I kept adding the missing pieces in my imagination, consequently when I came to the end of the book I kept thinking about the characters and wondering how they were doing now. The book was well written and had maybe a few points of repetition, and if I were the editor, I would have taken out about 50 pages, but otherwise I was engaged throughout and would highly recommend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2014

    Worth the read

    Meg Wolitzer does not write beautifully, but her characters were definitely interesting and I wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen to them. She is spot on in recreating the conversation and thoughts of teenagers, and the book raises important issues such as why we become friends, how we behave towards our friends, why we marry, why we stay married, how we age, what we do with our dreams and aspirations. Wolitzer writes about all these topics truthfully. I will definitely read more of her books now that I've read this one.

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  • Posted April 21, 2014

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    Interesting Story....but a could use some editing

    I enjoyed the writing and the story for about 2/3 of the book. After that it became a bit predictable. Still a fun read.

    I enjoyed Meg's ability to go back and forth between current time and anticipated time.

    Overall an easy and pleasant read.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    Not great

    This book is not great, but good.

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