Too Close to the Falls

Too Close to the Falls

by Catherine Gildiner
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Too Close to the Falls 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first part of the book was excellent. Very humorous. The author describes events, people and Niagara Falls very well. But the ending was disturbing and that seemed to "spoil" the entire book for me. It resembled "The Glass Castle".However, I'm sharing the book with my book club group, so we shall see how they review the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wanted so much to like this book. But I just could not get into it. I grew up in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area which is what drew me to this book initially. And the references to local places are about the only thing that remotely held my interest after a while. The story started out ok but grew tired very fast. I found myself skipping ahead alot because it was just too boring. I did finish it but was very disappointed.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having been raised in the area where the story was written I found it to be a fairly entertaining and nostalgic glimpse into the past. I highly doubt the author was as capable of doing all that she relates at the tender age of four but it is her story so who am I to argue. I felt there was a lot of missing information and can truly tell the author is a novice writer. I was glad to read the book and slide down memory lane. I would not recommend this to persons not from the area as it tends to ramble like I am doing now.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a hit from page one. Very well written & humorous. Amazing how accomplished Cathy was at such a young age. Will definitely recommend it to my book club.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fabulous book, written so well you can envision the characters and scenes. I was inspired by the heroine's spunkiness, and found myself wanting to step inside the book to join her. This book is definitely one of my favorites!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing memoir that I found even better reading the second time around. The real-life characters are so well developed and likeable that one would wish to have known them. Her interesting and well educated mother managed to pull off in the 'traditional' fifties, non-conforming behavior with conformity. Check that out! Each chapter presents rich characters and young Cathy McClure's insights are impressive. Our book club chose this book to discuss because it presents a delightful and refreshing outlook through the eyes of a bright, innocent child. Her significant and sometimes heart-rending experiences, give the reader a renewed sense of the good in human nature.