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- File Size: 914 KB
- Print Length: 306 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006AD0R4K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #475,538 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ms. Berdoll has created a cast of characters with lives mired in their desires as deep and sucking as her San Francisco mud and both definitions are fitting. Just who will emerge from the muck of extreme human foolishness with only the loss of expensive shoes is storytelling at its best. Ms. Berdoll's descriptive scenes and clever repartee is always engaging. When Gus says, "I never once believed you was stupid as all that" and Anabella cries, "But I am, Gus, I am!" you nod in (LOL) agreement because you are there! With a nod to Thackeray's "Vanity Fair," many characters merit a "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Thereby comes epiphany; beyond the immature, impetuous Annabella, the arrogant banker Asher Price, Gus, the stalwart barkeep, the other greedy low-lifes and naïve victims, you realize the protagonist is Folly itself running at full gallop from cover to cover! To fully appreciate such imaginative, insightful writing, see Webster's "tongue-in-cheek."
Ignore the insufficient editing and enjoy the ride.
I love the protagonist she is a little annoying and so sheltered by her grandparents that I couldn't help laugh at some moments and say aloud as I read "really what are you thinking?" I liked the end but so wanted more! (As she always does with her books) I wanted to see her grow into an amazing Women and to see San Fransisco grow so badly that when it ended i was a little sad.
I would recommend this book for anyone who likes to laugh a little at main character, loves a great read from beginning to end, and just likes historical pieces that feel genuine and not pushed or glossed over.