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ahef1963 (2): I didn't think I could handle the outcome of having a hungry lion on board, so I quit reading.
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aulsmith (5): I loved the historical parts, but the modern parts left me cold.
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PoetVictoria (1): I liked the idea of the book, but the book itself was relentless and repetitive. I am glad I read some of it, though. Interesting real life stuff.
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aulsmith (12): Since it's not linear, I don't know if it's meant to be finished. I sample it from time to time
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aulsmith (2): I read the first chapter and found the stuff they borrowed for Star Trek II. I had a friend who wrote three university papers having only read the first chapter.… (more)
ahef1963 (23): Have never read past the first chapter or so, despite several attempts.
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ahef1963 (3): I've tried multiple times, but I cannot get through it.
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aulsmith (1): It reads more like notes than a novel. I don't think I got past page 20.
ahef1963 (5): I was given a lovely edition of this book by my mother when I was a teenager, but it is more shelf ornament than book I have read.
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aulsmith (0): I liked this one.
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PoetVictoria (2): I just didn't like it.
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PoetVictoria (3): endless details without enough heart, although I was interested in finding out what happens next, I finally just gave up.
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Cariola (3): Hated this! It started out as a novel about repressed homosexuality in the Victorian era and a bit of a mystery--then BAM
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merrystar (4): This is the only assigned reading I ever didn't finish.
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aulsmith (4): Too slow starting for me
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PoetVictoria (4): The men were very unattractive and this book was all about the men.
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Cariola (4): Probably the worst, most pretentious pieces of Shakespearean criticism I've ever read. Applies pop psychology to Hamlet.
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PoetVictoria (5): too druggy.
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PoetVictoria (6): It seemed like it would be an interesting period, but I got bored with it.
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aulsmith (7): Got to page 2
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Cariola (7): As a Kunzru fan, I was SO disappointed!
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Cariola (8): Truly awful.
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aulsmith (9): Never got through the Iliad, but I loved the Odyssey.
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Cariola (10): Poorly written and melodramatic.
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aulsmith (11): Got to page 10. Irving just isn't the right author for me.
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aulsmith (13): I was somewhat shocked at the beginning and put it down. Now I've read so much biography, I'm not sure I'd enjoy the original.
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Cariola (16): I know a lot of readers loved this one; I was just bored to tears.
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ahef1963 (17): Extremely off-putting.
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aulsmith (18): Having read Coriolanus, I'm convinced no one should have to read all of Shakespeare.
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ahef1963 (20): Got lost in all the seafaring language. I don't know port from starboard!
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Cariola (26): Just could not get into it.
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aulsmith (0): I thought Kipling gave us a character who was truly multi-cultural and who showed us the good and bad in the cultures he was surrounded with.
ahef1963 (21): Even looked at as a period piece, the racism of this work made it an impossible read for me.
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aulsmith (3): I never thought of this a book to finish, more like an anthology to sample from as the mood takes you.
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aulsmith (0): I loved the wacky journey, but I was pre-feminist then. Don't know if I'd get through it now.
ahef1963 (6): Found the sexism in it too trying to keep reading it.
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aulsmith (6): I don't think I got past the first page.
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aulsmith (8): Not sure one needs to finish, but sampling from time to time is fun.
Lists: ahef1963 (9)
ahef1963 (9): I keep losing track of who's who, and give up.
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aulsmith (10): I tried 5 times and always got bogged down in the side stories.
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Started by: ahef1963 (October 2014)