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Jodi Picoult

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LCW
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Jodi Picoult

Postby LCW » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 1:04 am

I've seen this author all over the place and know of few of you on here read her sometimes. Today I bought Harvesting the Heart: A Novel and was wondering if any of you have read it and what you think of the author.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 9:50 am

I've only read one Jodi Picoult book and that was My Sister's Keeper. I spoiled myself for the ending, and found it a bit of a cop out in a way, but it was certainly an emotional read. One day I will read more. One day.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Road To Newgate by Kate Braithwaite & Darling Blue by Tracy Rees (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
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Postby Vanessa » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 9:57 am

I've read a few by this author - Salem Falls, Keeping Faith, Second Glance and The Pact spring to mind. My favourite is Second Glance - it seemed a little different to the others, quite a ghost story! I think they're all very readable books.
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Postby EC2 » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 8:19 pm

I've read Salem Falls, The Pact, Keeping Faith, Plain Truth, Vanishing Acts and Mercy.
They are addictive. She writes very well. However, somewhat like Janet Evanovich with Stephanie Plum, be prepared for more of the same. Several novels that I've read are exactly the same story told over with different characters. I'd give them all high marks for the strength of the writing, but the development of the novel structure is samey. And yes, I'll still read more of them!
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Postby EC2 » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 8:20 pm

P.s. Anyone know if Jodie Picoult is psychic? A lot of her novels have other worldly twists.
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Souvent entre piez de chevals

Kar ja li coard n’I chasront



'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'


Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal



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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Road To Newgate by Kate Braithwaite & Darling Blue by Tracy Rees (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 9:29 pm

I'd forgotten Plain Truth, that would be my second favourite. I felt I learnt quite a bit about the Amish way of life through reading this. I didn't know much about it all before.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Judith
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Postby Judith » Wed September 10th, 2008, 12:50 am

"1lila1" wrote:I've seen this author all over the place and know of few of you on here read her sometimes. Today I bought Harvesting the Heart: A Novel and was wondering if any of you have read it and what you think of the author.


I've read that one, quite a while ago. But what I remember it was good. Some of her early books are better than some of her recent ones. But most of them are a good read. Hope you enjoy it. :)

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Wed September 10th, 2008, 2:37 am

I read the Pact. It was eh. I wanted to read Plain truth only cause I find the Amish so interesting. Mostly all of her novels follow the same formula and people who have read them all are getting a little sick of em.

something happens. Court case. Twist at the end. Thats how they all are.
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Postby Ash » Wed September 10th, 2008, 4:29 am

"Divia" wrote:. Mostly all of her novels follow the same formula and people who have read them all are getting a little sick of em. something happens. Court case. Twist at the end. Thats how they all are.


Yep. I read one of her books, the one about the archaelogist who falls in love with a Hollywood star. Oh please. Aside from the writing being horrible, the plot was ridiculous and yes, very formulic (sp) . She also has 'issues' and likes to hit the reader over the hammer about them many times in the book. I know many people like her, but she's just so not for me.

She doesn't write HF, does she?

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Road To Newgate by Kate Braithwaite & Darling Blue by Tracy Rees (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed September 10th, 2008, 7:14 am

The book which irritated me was The Pact. I thought the plot was a little unreal. I do enjoy JP's books, but if I read them one after the other, they would start to feel slightly 'samey'. I feel it's best to leave a big gap between reading them.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind


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