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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

AMAZING and unique story

I read for pure entertainment...show me a good story. I am a pretty tough critic and I am often disappointed by 'recommended' books. However, this book was absolutely amazing. I was hooked from the very first chapter. Although the book is sad at times the overall fe...
I read for pure entertainment...show me a good story. I am a pretty tough critic and I am often disappointed by 'recommended' books. However, this book was absolutely amazing. I was hooked from the very first chapter. Although the book is sad at times the overall feeling when reading it is not sad, simply enjoyable. I wish the ending would have had a bit more resolution however. I will definitely try more titles by this author.

posted by Anonymous on April 30, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

One of the most annoying, incomprehensible books I've ever read!

The plot would have been good and the story interesting (although not highly original) if the writing style weren't so hideously incomprehensible! There are three main female characters. Half the time I couldn't remotely figure out which character was 'speaking,' what y...
The plot would have been good and the story interesting (although not highly original) if the writing style weren't so hideously incomprehensible! There are three main female characters. Half the time I couldn't remotely figure out which character was 'speaking,' what year it was, or what was actually going on! It was the most annoying book I've read in a long, long time. The final insult was the end of the book. It just ended abruptly. Because it was so confusing, the reader never knows what happened at the end of the book. One can definitely speculate, but what's the point of that? It was so frustrating I almost slung my e-reader at the wall when it was finished. I would not recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a relaxing, interesting, consuming read. The first two chapters were well written and certainly made me look forward to reading the rest of the book. Once the three main characters were introduced fully, the writing took on its ridiculous back and forth between the three characters (although it wasn't interaction between the characters) with no indication which was 'speaking,' whose brain you were in or even what they were thinking/talking about; it was just random thoughts. One of the most aggravating parts about this book is that I believe this author has potential as a good writer and yet it was all wasted on a stream of consciousness from three women whom you couldn't identify when their internal dialogues were being switched back and forth rapidly from one paragraph to the next. EXTREMELY ANNOYING!!!! I think this would be an extremely frustrating book club subject. Fortunately, it wasn't a long book. I might try another book by this author, but I would be very skeptical. If a second book was like this one in writing style, I definitely wouldn't give her a third chance.

posted by bug167 on April 30, 2011

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  • Posted April 30, 2011

    One of the most annoying, incomprehensible books I've ever read!

    The plot would have been good and the story interesting (although not highly original) if the writing style weren't so hideously incomprehensible! There are three main female characters. Half the time I couldn't remotely figure out which character was 'speaking,' what year it was, or what was actually going on! It was the most annoying book I've read in a long, long time. The final insult was the end of the book. It just ended abruptly. Because it was so confusing, the reader never knows what happened at the end of the book. One can definitely speculate, but what's the point of that? It was so frustrating I almost slung my e-reader at the wall when it was finished. I would not recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a relaxing, interesting, consuming read. The first two chapters were well written and certainly made me look forward to reading the rest of the book. Once the three main characters were introduced fully, the writing took on its ridiculous back and forth between the three characters (although it wasn't interaction between the characters) with no indication which was 'speaking,' whose brain you were in or even what they were thinking/talking about; it was just random thoughts. One of the most aggravating parts about this book is that I believe this author has potential as a good writer and yet it was all wasted on a stream of consciousness from three women whom you couldn't identify when their internal dialogues were being switched back and forth rapidly from one paragraph to the next. EXTREMELY ANNOYING!!!! I think this would be an extremely frustrating book club subject. Fortunately, it wasn't a long book. I might try another book by this author, but I would be very skeptical. If a second book was like this one in writing style, I definitely wouldn't give her a third chance.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Nope.

    This book could have been goid, but it wasn't. It was an invomplete thought.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Awful book! I think the author got drunk and started writting d

    Awful book! I think the author got drunk and started writting down a bunch of random thoughts.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    This was one of the worst books I have ever read - I couldn't fi

    This was one of the worst books I have ever read - I couldn't finish it. I found it almost painful to get through the first chapter. I wish I could demand a refun. I didn't feel a connection with any of the characters, nothing "drew me in" and it was all over the place. The thoughts and the story are all over the place. When I would finish reading, my response was "WHAT?????"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Bad

    Please do not read this book. Not worth your time and $$$$$$;)

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

    Not what I expected...

    ....at all! I really wanted to like this book, but found it hard to follow with all of the jumping around. It was hard to tell who was telling the story more often than not. And the ending...don't get me started! What kind of ending is THAT? I felt there was much more to tell. I was very disappointed with this book and wish I hadn't wasted my money.

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  • Posted July 23, 2011

    Awful

    Do not read .thismeans you

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    hard to follow

    this book is an absolute disappointment. It is confusing, very dificult to follow and upon conclusion, anticlimactic. Don't waste your time reading this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2010

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    A Missed Opportunity

    This book had the potential to be a wonderful story but fell short with its vague, floaty, third person story line. It did leave me wanting more. Too short.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2009

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    I HATED THIS BOOK......

    When I started reading this book i wanted my money back [and still do] I just kept saying what the hell,and just when i stared to get into it it starts to make no sense again,i hated this book....

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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