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Old 10-06-2013, 10:09 AM   #3141
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My GF was reading that and I haven't been able to drag out a final opinion from her yet.

What be yours?

I am on a waiting list at the library with 2 people ahead of me. I will give you my opinion when I'm finished. I read Fatal Beauty and that left me with the opinion that she is not guilty, but these books are written from Amanda's point of view. I would imagine a book written from the Kercher family's camp would make her appear very guilty.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #3142
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This is such a long shot. Back in the 80's I read a book about a young woman who had a relationship with a guy from a wealthy family. She got pregnant. He talked her into having an abortion which left her unable to have children, then he dumped her. She made up her mind to get revenge. She worked her way up to become head of her own corporation and little by little brought his family's company down, without him knowing her identity, until the end when she let her identity be known. This was back when I first got into serious reading and didn't really pay attention to authors names. I don't recall the title of the book or the author, but something makes me think the title of the book was just one word.

Maybe someone recalls that story.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:29 PM   #3143
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My GF was reading that and I haven't been able to drag out a final opinion from her yet.

What be yours?
Haven't finished it yet, Greg, and do admit that I waver back and forth as I read. I think Casey Anthony's case (and O.J.'s) re-established a worm of disbelief or at least suspicion in court decisions and, yes, pretty faces as well. I'll report back when the book is done, but I may not have a firm decision as to guilt even then. Please post your GF's thoughts when she has decided, if she doesn't mind.

I think the post about whose point of view we're hearing is well taken.

Carol, there were several dozen people ahead of me on the library's waiting list. It didn't take very long, but then I don't know how many copies were circulating. Hope yours is available soon.
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Carol, there were several dozen people ahead of me on the library's waiting list. It didn't take very long, but then I don't know how many copies were circulating. Hope yours is available soon.

My waiting list is for an e-book from the library's website. The bad part about that is each person can have the book for 14 days. At that point, the library just takes it back. Because you don't have to actually go into the e-book and return it, most people don't do it. They just let it go until the library takes it. I usually return them when I'm finished in case someone else is waiting for it, but then I am just a nice, considerate person.
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Thanks for the comments about the Amanda book. My GF is involved in the health care insurance business (including Obamacare) and she hasn't even had time to chat with me, let alone about books...
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I'm still working on the Anne McCaffrey series The Rowan. I'm a couple of pages from finishing book 4 and will probably start book 5 before going to bed tonight.
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I'm on the last book of the Dire Earth Cycle...good books if you like apocalyptic type books. I better hurry, Shrek is almost done with the second one and will be anxious to start the third. I love finding a new author.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:41 AM   #3148
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Thanks for the comments about the Amanda book. My GF is involved in the health care insurance business (including Obamacare) and she hasn't even had time to chat with me, let alone about books...
Hey, Greg - been wondering about how it's going re your settling into your new house. Is there an update in another thread I can check on? I imagine everything is out of boxes by now. You know . . . . inquiring minds (and nosy people).
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I'm on the last book of the Dire Earth Cycle...good books if you like apocalyptic type books. I better hurry, Shrek is almost done with the second one and will be anxious to start the third. I love finding a new author.
I've started The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. It's the second book of a trilogy, beginning with Oryx and Krake (she has just published the third book, so I'm trying to get ready for it). Grim, grim. I'm balancing it with chapters of David Sedaris' Aesop's-Fables-like small book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk. Crazy, man.

I know Atwood isn't new, (did you know she is Canadian), but this book is surely apocalyptic.
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I've started The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. It's the second book of a trilogy, beginning with Oryx and Krake (she has just published the third book, so I'm trying to get ready for it). Grim, grim. I'm balancing it with chapters of David Sedaris' Aesop's-Fables-like small book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk. Crazy, man.

I know Atwood isn't new, (did you know she is Canadian), but this book is surely apocalyptic.
Thanks, Lizzie...I'll certainly look Atwood up.
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