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Veronica

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  • Posted September 25, 2012

    2 1/2 stars. Okay read, part mystery part transcendental

    When I started this book, I felt like I was reading a wanna-be Haruki Murakami novel. Then, the story shifted into a murder mystery type which reminded me of Dan Brown's novels. The problem was this book wasn't as poetic as Haruki Murakami's or captivating and suspenseful as Dan Brown's. The author's use of jumping time, spirits, magicial symbols, and hidden secrets fell short for me. The author is quite imaginative and paints a very descriptive picture, but the whole comes together as just alright.

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  • Posted August 14, 2010

    Definitely different.

    I had this book sitting on the shelf for a long time and just recently found it. I don't know why I bought it but it turned out to be a great read. It is definitely not your typical book. Great if you feel you keep reading the same stories over and over again because this one is like no other. I was left was some questions at the end but without that sense of disappointment that I get with so many other books.

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  • Posted June 10, 2010

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    I read all the reviews here and was excited to get this book! However, after reading it I have no idea why people seem to like it so much... The characters are absolutely underdeveloped and the plot moves with no reason and for no reason. I think the author must have read some Haruki Murakami (excellent writer) and decided he wanted to write like him. But Nicholas Christopher failed miserably. I love all genres of novels, fantasy being one of my favorites. Veronica just falls flat. I don't even know why the book is called Veronica. She is hardly even a character, more just like an authors rough draft. These things are important in the book: One blue eye and one green eye. Smoking clove cigarettes. The colors of things. Triangles. Now, while most books would say why these things are so important, Nicholas Christopher just decided to not disclose that. So on every page one of those things is mentioned and you have no clue why. I thought this book was really annoying. Usually I am not this critical of books, but man, this one just felt so pointless!!! Save yourself time and pick up some Haruki Murakami or Neil Gaiman. The only reason I gave this two stars and not one is because it was tolerable to read.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

    One of my favorites

    Beautifully rendered. I love the portrayal of New York as a mystical sort of city. It's an amazing work of fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2006

    Still on my mind

    I read this book years ago and it's still on my mind. Really awesome story in which the author manages to intertwine the romantic with the mystical in a flawless way that keeps you focused and makes the world disappear.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2005

    Unbelievable

    This book sucks you in from the very first line and prevents you from putting it down until you finish it. It's a gripping tale and wildly creative. You find yourself thinking about it for months afterwards.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2004

    Blue moons occur far more frequently than books this good.

    This book flows seamlessly between realities and dreams, weaving a complex and unutterably beautiful blanket of suspended beliefs. The author paints portraits with his words, giving richly detailed descriptions that bring color and life to his words without ever becoming overwrought. I finished this book the night before a blue moon, in late July, during the ascendency of Leo, according to astrology. All of these factors are currents in this complex plot, oddly enough. I will be recommending this book to every friend I have that I believe to be capable of apreciating it for the work of art it is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2002

    Imaginative and Captivating

    This book is simply one of the most beautifully written pieces of fiction I've ever encountered. it totally sucked me in and didn't let go. Christopher's world is so imaginative and finely crafted it gets under your skin for months after.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2000

    Astounding

    I haven't read a book like this. It was amazingly beautiful. You turn yourself into Leo and get lost within in the characters. I love it.

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