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Posted January 9, 2011
Not one of her best novels...
I remember an I Love Lucy episode where Lucy is excited because the book she's writing is going to be published, only to find later that it's to be included in a book showing what 'not' to do. I think this book must have been featured in that same book. I used to love Ms. Ansa's previous books. I gobbled up her books, "Baby in the Family," and "The Hand I Fan With." [WARNING, I'm doing this on purpose] I used to have a fan, so I never needed my hand to do it with, but I remember my Gradmother always using hers, and her husband, my third grandfather, used to go get one of the fans they used to give out during Sunday meetings. I love the Lord, but church lasted so long, I got up to go to church only to come home and have to go right to bed. But my husband loved it, even though he would go dancing the night before, but never seemed to mind the three hours of sleep. I watched a doctor on Oprah once say you need at least 8 hours of sleep. Kids need 10 hours, or so I heard on Supernanny. Ms. Moss down on 30th street isn't an expert but she weighs 300 lbs... And, so it goes with the pacing of this story; what I wrote above is exactly what I went through reading the first 60 pages of the book. Lillie Pines is awakened by a spirit from beyond, sensing something was very wrong with her granddaughter, LaShawndra. To be fair, the first few pages she's driving and spots a neighbor she believed was dead, but the flashback took the bulk of the first 30 pages just for Ms. Pines to get in the blippin' car to start looking for her granddaughter. By page 60, the only place she's covered is some river where she interuppts some kids 'playing Twister' in the back seat of a car (which took all of one page). When she got back in the car to reminisce some more, I'd had enough and archived the thing. As far as plot, I don't know enough of it to comment. What I know of the plot was said on the story synposis on the back. I love the cover art (always have for her books). I enjoy a descriptive read, but when it interferes with the pace of the story, it's not for me. If I could get my money back, I'd definitely ask for it.
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Posted June 17, 2005
A very,very,very slow read
I saw the book on the shelf but though it might be more enjoyable on tape. I was so wrong! This book was slow, wordy and full of stuff that could have been left out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 6, 2011
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