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    Default Re: February's book-The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley

    I finished Labor Day this morning. It was good, though I do agree that the idea of a woman who rarely leaves the house, has no friends, seems scared or unsure of most everything and everyone...would suddenly agree to take a relative stranger back to her house and let him stay there after finding out he's an escaped convict! Still a cute book, though.

    I did NOT like Gone Girl, though. Hopefully your experience will go much better

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    Default Re: February's book-The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley

    I hated Gone Girl and I don't say that about many books. I read it because it was so popular. Maybe you'll like it better!

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    Default Re: February's book-The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley

    What did you girls hate about Gone Girl? Have you read the other books by that author, Gillian Flynn?
    I read Dark Places (soon to be made into a move as well) and Sharp Objects.
    I liked Dark Places the most, but Sharp Objects had some really good twists and turns too!

    The 3 books by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl was definitely my least favorite.... but I didn't hate it. Have any of you read The Silent Wife, by A.S.A Harrison? I head it was the same idea as Gone Girl, but it is said to be more realistic. I have it in my wish list, but not sure if I want to get it or not.

    I will let ya all know what my final opinion is about The Goldfinch, I'm almost finished with it. I will say, from what I have "read" so far, it is not a MUST. It is beautifully written, I feel very invested in the characters, and the story is interesting. I'm waiting to see how it all concludes though, the ending could make it or break it for me.

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    Default Re: February's book-The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley

    I think Gone Girl was very, very slow to start, and didn't draw me in very much. I had to really push myself to keep reading it. i didn't think the characters were very likable - and the more you dig into who they really are, I almost despised them. I think Amy is extremely self-centered, and Nick is just scary (the dreams he has of her body are just...icky may be about the only word I can come up with). And, the plot 'twist'? Almost lost me completely, then. I only finished because I really hoped, based on the ratings it had, that there would be good to pull from the book...but, try as I may, I just couldn't find it. :/

    I actually added Dark Places to my To Read list a week or so ago, so I am willing to give Gillian Flynn a second chance, lol. Haven't read the other book, but I'll have to check it out!

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    Default Re: February's book-The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley

    JoyLynn I have dark places let me know if you want it I agree abt Gone Girl being super slow in the beginning!! I have made it to the twist..not sure what to think yet....

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    Ginger I also have The Silent Wife (epub) if you would like me to send/lend it to you let me know!!

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    Default Re: February's book-The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley

    I agree 100% with JoyLynn about the characters. The book swept me up with the drama of the book and the intensity and I HAD to read to whole book-no doubt the author is a good writer. But if I don't like characters (any of them), that immediately makes me dislike the book. To read a book where none of the characters are likable, it's not a good book to me. Just my opinion. Not sure I would read another one by her. But I shouldn't say I would never read another book by her. I hated The Kite Runner and I just read And The Mountains Echoed which is a MUCH better book.

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    Default Re: February's book-The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley

    Quote Originally Posted by scrapjrlgcp View Post
    JoyLynn I have dark places let me know if you want it
    Yes, please! Thank you so much!!

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