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Jody Shields

Autor(a) de The Fig Eater

8+ Works 1,357 Membros 35 Críticas

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Jody Shields is the former design editor of the New York Times Magazine and a former editor at Vogue and House and Garden.

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Hebbes noire : elf smaakmakers voor de zomer — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares

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Shields, Jody
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Bonus point because I love Russian culture clashes and this is the first novel I've ever read set in Harbin.

This is pretty good, but honestly, the real story of this pandemic (in Harbin, Manchuria, and elsewhere) is actually even more intriguing and fascinating and horrifying. After finishing this novel tonight, I spent the subsequent 45 minutes reading all about the third plague pandemic, of which this was a piece. (Which by the way the WHO identifies as lasting until 1960! Can you believe that?)

Recommended if you are looking for pandemic fiction right now -- which some of us are, to try to understand the human experience through fiction, and some of us aren't, because we just can't handle it. Either way is ok.
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sparemethecensor | 6 outras críticas | Jul 29, 2020 |
Loved the beginning...really good writing...but it turned dark and I could not stay with it.
 
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leebill | 19 outras críticas | Apr 30, 2020 |
The idea is great, and the first few chapters allow intrigue, but then the book falls apart at the seams. Overall, this was a very disappointing experience. I was not able to connect with any of the characters and the writing style was virtually stagnant throughout it's duration. I was expecting something much better judging by the reviews of the famous outlets listed on the book itself. I would not recommend it; the experience was not a joyful one.

2 stars.
 
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DanielSTJ | 19 outras críticas | May 5, 2019 |
This book had great potential, but it was never realized. It was a good period piece in that it described Austria in the early 1900's very well. The book moved ever so slow with many red herrings--which I usually like; but in this case I'm thinking to myself: yet another red herring to slow down the plot! Another complaint is that there must have been over 1200 German (I would suppose) words used in 300 pages--just because they could? I got tired of looking them up. And lastly, had I known this was a werewolf book, I would have never never purchased it or read it. Sorry, this book just seems like a mish-mash of different topics strung together lightly to produce a book; no coherence. 311 pages.… (mais)
½
 
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Tess_W | 19 outras críticas | Dec 26, 2018 |

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