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Two Mini Reviews!

Posted by Caitie F on March 7, 2013

it is that time again – the time where I have read some books that I don’t have as much to say. So here are two shorter reviews that are for older books!

Title: A Room With a View120482
Author: E. M. Forster
Softcover: 240 pages
Pub Year: 1908
Rating: ++

Summary from goodreads:

A charming young Englishwoman, Lucy Honeychurch, faints into the arms of a fellow Britisher when she witnesses a murder in a Florentine piazza. Attracted to this man, George Emerson—who is entirely unsuitable and whose father just may be a Socialist—Lucy is soon at war with the snobbery of her class and her own conflicting desires. Back in England, she is courted by a more acceptable, if stifling, suitor and soon realizes she must make a startling decision that will decide the course of her future: she is forced to choose between convention and passion.

Short review:

The writing in this book was fine, but there are much better books from this time period about similar subjects. The book was good enough until the end which was abrupt. The book seemed to drag along, but the writing was so good that I didn’t really mind, until the end where things just came together nicely and from nowhere. The main character makes this big decisions about herself and women/life in general, then it doesn’t even matter.

I read it because it is in the 1001 Books…book. There are three others by the author and I hope those are better. That said, I did love George and his father who questioned class differences and how women were treated. This aspect made the book worth reading and gave insight into history.

 

Title: One for the Money6853
Author: Janet Evanovich
Softcover: 320 pages
Pub Year: 1994
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Rating: +

Short summary from me:

Stephanie Plum is unemployed and desperate, so she starts working for her cousin’s bail bonding company, but not just to file. Instead, she is going to bring in people who missed their court date. She has to go after some dangerous men, including a cop that is wanted for murder that she has a history with.

Short review:

When I got this book from the library blind date shelf, I figured I had to read it. I like to know what is popular, and this series is a smash hit.

And I don’t really get why. It is over dramatic. and over written. I live near Trenton and I don’t need that much description of the area! I doubt anyone who doesn’t live in the area care about where exactly in Hamilton she found a guy. There was so much over description of everything and it was all stuff that didn’t matter.

I found the main character irritating, stupid, and trashy.  I just didn’t care about her at all.

I will not be reading any more books in this series. The end of my book had summaries of the first seven books in the series and they all are the same except who she might end up with. It is not a series for me ar all

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One Response to “Two Mini Reviews!”

  1. Totally agree with room with a view revie…magpie smith rocks the film, but Howard’s end is far better em forster in my opinion

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