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Rubyfruit Jungle
Rubyfruit Jungle
by Rita Mae Brown
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars couldn't put it down, 4 May 2000
This review is from: Rubyfruit Jungle (Paperback)
In Educating Rita, Rita is so enraptured by this book that she changes her name from Susan to Rita. I can see why she did so. It is a voyage of self-discovery for Molly Bolt and she is thwarted at every turn. You laugh and cry with her. The injustices she faces are hard rendering and the novel is written so beautifully that you feel what Molly feels. It shows how backward and prejudiced people can be, and the scary thing is, views haven't changed that much. I couldn't put it down. It was brilliant.


Hannibal
Hannibal
by Thomas Harris
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars can't decide on the ending..., 23 Mar 2000
This review is from: Hannibal (Hardcover)
Having been terrified as a child by Silence of the Lambs I was keen to read this and as soon as I started reading I was keen to carry on. It truely shows Dr Lector as an evil yet brilliant man and you can't help but identify with him and want him to triumph. However, the ending was somewhat of an anticlimax. Lector and Starling did always go together in a miss-matched way but not believably as a couple; theirs was too much of a love-hate relationship to be plausible as lovers. It did chill me but the strength of the whole of the book was not echoed in the ending.


Mad Cows
Mad Cows
by Kathy Lette
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a hilarious believable over the top farce, 23 Mar 2000
This review is from: Mad Cows (Paperback)
I have never laughed so much at a book before. The heroine is so uncontrollably sarcastic that she ends up in extremem trouble. It is a very farcical plot yet Kathy Lette makes it so believable by enbroiling the reader in the life of a very believable character. You almsot want Maddy to get herself in deeper as she just gets funnier.


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