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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewelsy
    Oh no I was looking forward to reading Blowfly. So far, I've really enjoyed all the Kay Scarpetta books.
    Jewelsy - I won't give away the big "surprise" (which made me furious), but what really, really made this book suck: no forensics or even an autopsy, a case we've been following for the previous two books that doesn't get any more interesting by the third (and Kay has only a minimal - I do mean minimal - role in the case at all at this point), plot twists that are simply too unbelievable, so many characters that end up being related to each other that you need a flow chart and worst of all, Kay has become...

    a self-pitying whiner.

    I won't even tell you what horrors Cornwell has done to poor Lucy and a certain other character who shall remain nameless but who managed to go from hero to zero in the span of about two pages early on in the book.

    Bleh. I was so upset by reading this, the second I forced my way to the end, it went right to my sister-in-law, so I could inflict pain and suffering on her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewelsy
    I really enjoyed "The Red Tent". Great woman's biblical story without being preachy.

    "The Lovely Bones" was just okay for me.
    "The Red Tent" was definitely a bigger story, a grander theme, but "Lovely Bones" also spoke to me in its exploration of how individuals, family systems and communities deal with death and grief. I also thought she did a great job of writing in a 13-year-old's voice. Not an easy thing as a writer, I think. It was very authentic to me as she moved from the tough teen-age precocious vpice, to a child who still needs her family.

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    From the corner of my eye Jewelsy's Avatar
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    Just finished Bridget Jones's Diary. Absolutely LOVED it.
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    Jewels, you know there's a Bridget Jones sequel? I loved it as much as I did the first.
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    No, I didn't. Very cool.
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    Three Junes by Julia Glass. Not my usual kind of book. Read it for my book club. Now I just want to read it over and over again. Sort of "lovely Bones" with more maturity.

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    I have that one sitting on my shelf, SArose. Glad to hear it's a good read. Can't wait to find time to start it.
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    Odd Thomas was a very good read!
    Tess Gerritsen The Sinner is a must read. (one of my favorites)

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    I just read the Sisterchick books by Robin Jones Gunn and I just loved them. It's definitely a chick book, but so much fun.

    I also love Ted Dekkers: Blink, Three and Black (can't wait to read the sequels Red and White -- and they are all coming out this year!!!). They are facinating suspense with a sci-fi type twist. Blink is especially good, because you also learn so much about the Middle Eastren culture. That was quite an eye opener for this Westren mindset gal.

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    I like Christopher Moore, very interesting subjects. Sorta Sci-fi. or at least Twilight Zone stuff, you know, everday with a bit of the weird thrown in for a twist.
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