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The Woman Upstairs

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

21 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

This is a book that made me ponder about the things that are imp

This is a book that made me ponder about the things that are important. Nora is a character that you can relate to (even if you don't have a budding artist inside you). 
The themes are contemporary, but not cliched. The writing is amazing. Not sure what the one reviewer...
This is a book that made me ponder about the things that are important. Nora is a character that you can relate to (even if you don't have a budding artist inside you). 
The themes are contemporary, but not cliched. The writing is amazing. Not sure what the one reviewer meant about pedantic--because it is exactly the opposite of that. 
So sad to see this book with a 3 stars because of it. I'm a librarian and I know what I'm talking about. 

posted by Mamma_Librarian on May 4, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

9 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

 This is a depressing tale of a disturbed middle aged woman who

 This is a depressing tale of a disturbed middle aged woman who whines.The  tempo is like wading through mud and as she slogs
along she brings up her mothers death in almost every chapter and you want to shake her out of her past.It is a tedious book that cries out
.&qu...
 This is a depressing tale of a disturbed middle aged woman who whines.The  tempo is like wading through mud and as she slogs
along she brings up her mothers death in almost every chapter and you want to shake her out of her past.It is a tedious book that cries out
."let it end".Forget it.
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posted by 3274574 on May 7, 2013

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  • Posted June 1, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Why the great reviews?

    I want to feel--FEEL--when I am reading a novel. I am prepared to dislike a character (Olive Kitteridge, anyone?) and still love the book. The Woman Upstairs told me a great deal about what Nora was feeling, but never did I join her in that process of emotion. Funny, because I can totally relate to the love the character would have for all three of the Shahids. And betrayal? After attaching her "reason to live" to these people, Nora betrayed herself over and over again. Not a message inspiring the reader to live for herself, follow her own passion, be proud--at whatever age, stage in life we are.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    I'd pass on this book

    Did not care for this book. Neither the characters or the storyline were interesting. Read this for my book club and I was glad when I was done.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2014

    Disappointing

    I never connected with the woman upstairs and didn't care if she just disappeared from the planet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Not a book I would recommend

    Story is much different than I expected. Introspection was laborious and boring so lost interest.

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