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Karen Thompson Walker

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Karen Thompson Walker is a New York Times Bestselling author of the novels, The Age of Miracles, which was named one of the best books of the year by People, O: The Oprah Magazine and Financial Times. She was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from UCLA and the Columbia MFA program. She is näytä lisää currently an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon. Her title,The Dreamers, also made the Bestseller List in 2019. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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The Age of Miracles (2012) 3,342 kappaletta, 336 arvostelua
The Dreamers (2019) 1,068 kappaletta, 73 arvostelua
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Honestly, this book really surprised me. It definitely jerked my feelings around and having read this while in a pandemic kinda hit close to home. I really enjoyed this book and feel it's underrated.
 
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prebs29 | 335 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 6, 2024 |
In a chillingly calm voice, a 12-year-old narrator describes the slow dying of the world and her own progression into adolescence. I finished reading The Age of Miracles several weeks ago, and still haven't recovered.
 
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JackieCraven | 335 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 23, 2024 |
I think that some people will really love this book. It is a very specific style of prose that will probably appeal to some, but it's just not my cup of tea. There was a lot of ruminating and philosophizing in a very slow, sleepy way. (Listening to it on audiobook may have exacerbated this for me.) There was also a lot of talk (and I mean, a LOT) about the wonder and miracle of being a parent. Just to the point of feeling like it was repeating itself. It makes sense for that to be part of a story that includes characters who are new parents - but it was like reading an Anita Blake book where every four pages there's another steamy group sex scene and you just get to the point where you roll your eyes and think, "again?!"

I found myself feeling like this book was very light on the action and heavy on the poetry and wandering descriptions. And if you like that - and lots of people do, nothing wrong with it - then you'll love this book. I personally just wanted more action.
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ardaiel | 72 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 4, 2024 |
I really liked this creepy little book!

The residents of a small town are slowly overtaken by a mysterious contagion that causes them to fall asleep for extended periods of time. We see it unfolding from patient zero and how it spread and causes strife for old and young throughout the town.

The fear, the heartbreak, the attempts to outsmart the virus - it’s all here.

Lovely writing style and feel.
 
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hmonkeyreads | 72 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 25, 2024 |

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