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MURDERERS PREFER BLONDES by Amanda Matetsky

In the 1950s, when Tiffany Cage (see my review of Diamonds are Forever) was working in New York, you weren’t a woman, you were a “broad”, a “doll”, a “skirt” – or if your father or your husband was rich, a “lady”. 306 more words

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Final thoughts on Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings (by Jill)

So here is a downside of e-readers. Remember on Saturday night when I thought I was 80% of the way through this book? It was more like 95% of the way through the actual novel, and the rest of the volume of the “book” was a very long discussion guide, a very long interview with the author, and an obscenely long series of notes written by Oprah herself. 521 more words

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Progress Report on Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings (by Jill)

I am going to keep this brief because I would really like to finish this book before I go back to work tomorrow morning. And based on my mental calculations, I can finish the book, or write a real post, but not both. 653 more words

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PETER ABELARD by Helen Waddell

This is a love story – one of the greatest (“Abelard and Heloise” rings all the bells, like Tristan and Isolde, Dante and Beatrice, Antony and Cleopatra)  and… 1,259 more words

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At long last, it gives me great pleasure to type the following: Final Thoughts on Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (by Jill)

I finished The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay today! It was an amazing book, and I still can’t find anything to complain about in Chabon’s writing style. 825 more words

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Update on Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (by Jill)

I’ve really been enjoying the middle portion of this book. Events are progressing towards the book’s climax at a rapid clip, and Sammy and Joe are both fairly happy, which is never a good thing in plot-driven literary fiction. 799 more words

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In which Jill confesses her lack of progress on The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

And now it’s Saturday and I still haven’t read enough in K&C to do a proper update. Most recently, Joe and Sammy have been dragged to a Greenwich Village party with a bunch of odd types. 288 more words

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