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The Used World: A Novel

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  • Posted April 9, 2009

    LOVED this book.

    I read A Girl Named Zippy, and I thought it was okay. But this book is much better. It's beautifully descriptive, tracing the stories of three women friends who work together. It goes back in time to their childhoods, focusing on familial and romantic relationships, with unexpected ties in the end. Can't wait to read it again.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2007

    Excellent work!!!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. When I read, I go for content and writing style and I was not disappointed. Kimmel's writing is outstanding and kept my interest every step of the way. Her descriptions were vivid and captivating and the characters well-formed. I felt like I was walking right next to the characters through the emporium. After finishing this, I purchased 2 more of her books.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2009

    Wonderful!

    This is an excellent book! The author's writing style is outstanding. The novel starts out slow, but stick with it. I almost stopped reading, but I'm so glad I didn't. Once you start to get into it, you won't be able to put it down. I fell in love with these characters and all their ups and downs. It's a look at the lives of characters you can relate to.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2009

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    The Used World- Interesting yet Confusing

    I read this book as part of a book club. At first, this book seemed to intrigue me, but the book took a downhill turn very quickly. The plot reverts back to the past and at times I could not figure out who the author was referring to. The book is quite confusing at times and almost made me unsure if I would be able to finish it. However, this book made for a GREAT book club book as we had lively conversations due to the fact that most of us did not fully comprehend the book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2008

    A Good Story with an interesting twist

    Three lonely 'outcasts/outsiders' bound together by an uncommon love and a serious, tragic secret -- it is the stuff a great book is made of and The Used World delivers. The characters are rich, and the storyline thrilling, though the very beginning is a bit slow -- but well worth holding on.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2008

    Unusual and moving story

    This book is quite different from most of the fiction I have been reading lately.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2009

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    stunning

    The world in this book entwined itself so perfectly I cried at the end. it is not sentimental, but a perfect example of love.

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