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This is one of the better Jodi Picoult books in recent years. I used to be a big fan but the last one before this I have never finished, it was starting to feel like she was just following a formula. This book was so much better and I loved it until the last page. The ending made me so angry that I have marked it down from 5 stars to 3.
one of her best..love the way it draws you into seeing your own life and how different paths you could of taken might have led you to a different life for yourself...i identified so much with the main character ..i also have been passionate about egyptian history...this novel was super clever in portraying it's title The book of two ways...on a personal note i am glad of my path when two ways crossed
This book sucks you in and you become the fly on the wall to the story. I cried, I laughed, I got angry. It makes you think about everything that could have been, has been and could be. Her best book yet.
The book did have an interesting premise and I found the characters to be well-written and easy to picture. However, it wasn't a particularly compelling read. I learned a lot, and what I learned was mildly interesting. The conundrum the main character found herself in was entertaining and enlightening in many ways. Overall though, I felt I could take it or leave it.
While it is true that for the most part I love this author, there have been some of the titles that I just couldn't get through! This is not one of them in spite of the fact that it is heavily laden with Egyptology historical references (not at all something I would have ever been interested in). The fact is, there is a reason for it, and quite seamlessly she ties in the meaning of life then, with the choices of her own life. Subtly. But There. It is a beautiful story, one that held my interest until the very end (though quite sadly, I didn't like the end). The subject matter is a delicate one and she explored it with her keen eye and deep empathy and insight.
Usually a huge fan of Jodi Picoult i found this book very difficult to read, ended up skipping to the last two chapter to how it rnds. I found the parts i read to be tedious and quite boring with a " holier than thou " feel.
I enjoyed/hated reading this book. I did not like the protagonist, not even a little. And the way the book ended did not improve my opinion of her in the least...Overall the novel was a page turner (only after getting past the slow start) but this definitely was not my favourite Jodie Picoult book.
Devestatingly brilliant!! This book left my emotions in pieces. Clever, riveting and unexpected to say the least. Picoult's absolute best work to date and taking into account the stunners she's churned out, you can only imagine the places you will go with this gem!