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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything by Elizabeth Gilbert
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Laugh-Whine-Obsess, 26 Sep 2007
'Eat, Pray, Love...' was a book I liked and disliked at the same time. On the one hand, it was fresh, witty and fun, then on the other hand it would devolve into obsessive ruminations about Liz Gilbert's failed marriage, her attempt to find God and her sadness and perceived "misery". It was at once clever and boring, hot and cold, cathartic and self-indulgent.

The book begins with Liz Gilbert questioning her marriage. She ultimately leaves her husband, finds a boyfriend, gets rid of him too and thus starts the quest for God and the meaning of "her" life. She does this by eating her way through Italy, praying and meditating in India and hanging out and making whoopee in Bali… Read more
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything&hellip by Elizabeth Gilbert
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Laugh-Whine-Obsess, 26 Sep 2007
'Eat, Pray, Love...' was a book I liked and disliked at the same time. On the one hand, it was fresh, witty and fun, then on the other hand it would devolve into obsessive ruminations about Liz Gilbert's failed marriage, her attempt to find God and her sadness and perceived "misery". It was at once clever and boring, hot and cold, cathartic and self-indulgent.

The book begins with Liz Gilbert questioning her marriage. She ultimately leaves her husband, finds a boyfriend, gets rid of him too and thus starts the quest for God and the meaning of "her" life. She does this by eating her way through Italy, praying and meditating in India and hanging out and making whoopee in Bali… Read more
The Kite Runner: 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the&hellip by Khaled Hosseini
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwrenching., 26 Sep 2007
'The Kite Runner' is a well-written, poignant and heartbreaking story of two young boys in Afghanistan and their lost innocence. From the start, `The Kite Runner' draws you in, emotionally and intellectually, giving you a vision of life in an Afghanistan we may never see again. `The Kite Runner' begins in a time of relative innocence and charm that Afghanistan possessed before the deleterious conflicts of the past 30 years. It shows us a people who were proud of their country, reveling in its traditions. But it also shows us how Afghanistan was at once moving forward and prospering, yet still retaining its tradition of prejudice against peoples of certain tribes or clans. We are taken on a… Read more