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The Girl From Long Guyland by [Reznik, Lara]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1234 KB
  • Print Length: 360 pages
  • Publisher: ENCHANTED INDIE PRESS (3 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A45OYD0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,113,102 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By S TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Aug. 2013
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I liked this. The premise is a simple one - woman with perfect life has skeletons in the closet, and they're coming back to haunt her. This is well executed with rounded characters. This is highly recommended for a quick beach read thanks to the pleasant easy-to-read authorial voice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What happens when your past catches up with you ... 31 May 2016
By Elinor Mavor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I always thought the turbulant anti-war movement in the 60s was compromised by the legions of uninformed, emotional teens, most of whom were stoned or worse the majority of the time. This book chronicles one flower child's experience of that period; how she was sucked into the life and crimes of an alternate "family", and how this came to haunt and threaten her years later. Excellent writing, lots of suspense, wonderfully developed characters. I look forward to reading more of Lara Reznik's books and so will you.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes Me Back! 12 Jan. 2017
By Pat Shepherd - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a child of the 60s and 70s, so I've loved being brought back to that time in this book. Ms. Reznik has a great ability to pick those details that capture the essence of the moment, so not only is there danger and suspense in this book, but it's happening in a world that rings true and swallows me up fully. Her characters are real and often unpredictable (which I really enjoy), and the pace is fast. It's an engrossing read right up to Laila's final realization in the last paragraph.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A juicy novel full of suspense that takes me back in time 6 May 2017
By C. Denny - Published on Amazon.com
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The Girl from LongGuyland is a great read. The story goes back and forth between two time periods; the late 60’s/early 70’s and 40 years later. Laila, the central character, was young, going off to college and looking for fun and adventure as many young people do with their new found freedom. She was smart, but easily swayed by drugs, rock and roll, and cunning young men who took advantage of her vulnerability. Along the way, she made several bad choices, and found herself in some very dicey situations. The novel weaves around a murder mystery as the central plot, which you’re drawn into immediately. There are elements of danger, suspense, lies and deceit, with an added portion of romance. I found the characters well-developed where I could say, Oh, yea, I knew someone just like that! I loved how, Laura, the author, was able to take me back in time to the early 70’s with such vivid detail! As a baby boomer I can totally relate and loved the trip down memory lane. This novel is well-written, draws the reader in immediately and keeps you page-turning till the very end. I highly recommend it!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange Title - Fabulous Story! 6 Sept. 2013
By Kimmy's Korner - Published on Amazon.com
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I devoured this book in two days. Loved it. Couldn't wait to see how it all turned out. I put off loads of tasks while I read voraciously. The Girl from Long Guyland was an experience, not just a good read.
I am four years younger than the protagonist and identified with the time period and all that the hippy era offered, in a big, gorgeous way. What a blast from the past. But, I'm pretty sure that anyone could appreciate the stylized writing, characters and intricate plot of this beautifully crafted tale. The suspenseful story not only includes the question of what really happened that night at college but holds many hidden tense moments as we journey through the first year away from home with an impressionable, but moral girl from Long Island.
The title and cover initially kept me from buying the book(Sorry) but when I read the blurb, perused some reviews and realized I had no idea what genre it fit in, I knew I had to give it a try.
Resnik is a strong writer, funny, talented, and spins a story loaded with subplots, enough to keep the pages turning. The characters were so real, so horribly flawed, it was refreshing to root for a gal who was such a mess, both teenaged and middle aged.
I encourage anyone who is interested in the hippy era to pick up The Girl from Long Guyland and see if you can put it down. And for everyone else, go ahead, see if free love and passing the bong is interesting to you when coupled with a mysterious secret kept for forty years.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read! 18 Feb. 2016
By tinco123 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Fun read that I loved from the start and lost a little love toward the end. The story telling was better up front, IMO, but that doesn't mean it is a bad read. I liked the characters, I liked remembering the days of drugs,sex and rock n roll. Not an excellent book, but worth paying to read it. I will try another by this author and see if I fall in love with her or walk away. Get it, you'll like it.
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