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The Chemistry of Tears

The Chemistry of Tears

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by Peter Carey

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A Seattle Times Best Book of 2012

When Catherine Gehrig, a museum conservator in London, falls into grief after her lover’s sudden death, her boss gives her a special project. She will bring back to “life” a nineteenth-century mechanical bird. As she begins to piece the automaton together, Catherine also uncovers the diaries

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The Chemistry of Tears 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
CliffWhoReads More than 1 year ago
There are two stories here, neither of which seems believable. The characters make strange decisions, and one is hard pressed to find any logic for their actions or thematic connection between the stories. The writing itself can be a bit cumbersome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had purchased this novel based on other reviews and perhaps expected the same or similar impact, an outcome that didn't come about with me. The plot, confusing at times; characters, non-developing/at a stagnant place; the protagonist, needy/stuck in a place of no personal advancement. The language, however, consisted of a reader-friendly composition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book got great reviews everywhere-- but it is so hard to read, not interesting, moves slowly, and I cannot even finish it
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Peetie More than 1 year ago
Fascinating. Enjoyable. All of the characters cling to sanity but not without lapses, loss of reality, heightened emotions and failures of judgement. Evenly paced and a compelling read. Yes, there are two stories but they are linked (mirrored?).
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