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Helen Ross

New York, NY

New York, NY USA | Member Since 2004

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  • 261 titles in library
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  • The Good Life

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jay McInerney
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Posed with astonishing understanding and compassion, these questions power a novel rich with characters and events, both comic and harrowing, revelatory about not only New York after the attacks but also the toll taken on those lucky enough to have survived them. Wise, surprising, and, ultimately, heart-stoppingly redemptive, The Good Life captures lives that allow us to see, through personal, social, and moral complexity, more clearly into the heart of things.

    Scott says: "The Bridges of Why Am I Reading This Crap"
    "wish it wouldn't end"
    Overall

    This is the first novel I've encountered that uses 9/11 as a setting with no political intent or agenda, just an interesting, metaphorical background to an engrossing love story. If you want to know what it's like to be an upscale, Manhattan "ordinary" family during 2001, you can't get any more real than this. Portrait of private school teen life is particularly (and sadly) bullseye. Bravo.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saturday

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (453)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (109)

    New York Times best-selling author Ian McEwan's novels have inspired sweeping critical acclaim and won such prestigious awards as the Booker Prize for Amsterdam and the National Book Critics Circle Award for his modern masterpiece, Atonement. With Saturday, McEwan has crafted perhaps his most unique achievement to date.

    Deena says: "Extraordinary"
    "Mrs. Dalloway if she were male & millennium"
    Overall

    Sheesh, I am glad I didn't see these other reviews before buying. They would have prevented me from one of the best reads I've had in a long time. Paint drying? I suppose if you're looking for Lights! Camera! Action! this will be a disappointment. But if you're a serious reader who enjoys sinking into the consciousness of someone else while being carried along by a really good story--download away. You won't be sorry.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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