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Laura Tolomei’s
Reading Reviews & Thoughts

 

Review by LallaGatta – Apropos of Nothing by Woody Allen

A truly honest insight! As a fan of Mr. Allen's movies, I have grabbed his autobiography as soon as it came out, and I haven't been disappointed. This is no hollow celebration of a talented man, no sharpened axe to grind against anyone, no sterile retaliation against false accusations. This ...
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Review by LallaGatta – Above the Bay of Angels by Rhys Bowen

Rich and vibrant, a real enjoyment! Above the Bay of Angels: by Rhys Bowen is a great read. Written with an almost flawless style, I love the atmosphere Mrs. Bowen creates apparently without any effort yet with such historical precision that I felt like I was living right at the ...
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Review by LallaGatta – The Sound of Spring by G.X. Chen

The Sound of Spring by G.X. Chen Online Book Clhb Inspiring and thoughtful, a very good read! Although I prefer the crime genre, I also like to curl up from time to time with a good romance, usually an historical one. This explains my selection of The Sound of Spring ...
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Review by LallaGatta – Salt and Pepper by Maria Akhanj

Salt and Pepper by Maria Akhan Online Book Clhb It’s a real eye opener! Salt and Pepper by Maria Akhanji is a truly remarkable read. The innocence of the protagonist and her "salt and pepper perception", her having to experience traumatic events without being able to understand them, are so ...
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Review by LallaGatta – If Looks Could Kill by Eileen Dreyer

Worst crime fiction EVER! I can't believe how truly bad this book is! If Looks Could Kill by Eileen Dreyer is just excessive in every way possible when it comes to the main character. Chris Jackson has just too many fears and recriminations to fill several books on psychology and ...
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Review by LallaGatta – The Lady Vanished by Gretta Mulrooney

Let's say I ain't' gonna read the series! The story wasn't bad per se. I just didn't get any emotional attachment to the protagonist, Tyrone Swift, which didn't help my enjoyment of the book. Check it out on Amazon #LauraTolomei #LallaGatta #reading #reviews ...
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Review by LallaGatta – The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

If “Silence becomes a woman,” I’m glad Pat Barker decided to speak! Queen of Lyrnessus, Briseis is the spoil of a war neither she not her kin wanted or encouraged. Instead, she is caught in the most epic of battles, the one waged against Troy by angry Greeks enraged by ...
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Review by LallaGatta – Untouchable by Elizabeth SaFleur

Why do I keep bothering? I don't know why I still waste my time on books like Untouchable by Elizabeth SaFleur, the kind where the male character is a powerful, dominant figure while the female one is supposedly strong and independent yet in fact submissive and easily played. I cannot ...
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Review by LallaGatta – An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Stale and pointless: a missed opportunity! As much as I appreciated Silver Sparrow, I disliked this new book by Ms. Jones. In many ways it was predictable and too similar to her other book, which probably explains why the end came as no surprise. The original twist in my mind ...
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Review by LallaGatta – The House Between Tides by Sarah Main

Deeply engrossing! This book was a real page turner. I loved the back and forth in time, and I found the female characters particularly well-portrayed. I will definitely explore more of this author's writing! Check it out on Amazon #LauraTolomei #LallaGatta #reading #reviews ...
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