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Maven Books

Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Patrick Süskind , John E. Woods
It's Up to the Women
Eleanor Roosevelt
The Lost Time Accidents: A Novel
John Wray
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, and What It Means for Your Health, the Law, and Human Nature
Lisa Feldman Barrett

The Crimson Rooms by Katharine McMahon

The Crimson Rooms - Katharine McMahon

I didn't realize this was by an author I'd tried to read before, but I figured I'd give it a try.  The first chapter seemed really good, so I thought I'd keep going.  It wasn't as strong after that, but I thought it was ok, though I credit that to having been sleep-deprived.  I got a good night's sleep, and then I realized that this wasn't the book for me.  I didn't like the characters, and the writing was so sappy and overly wordy.  Just too annoying in so many ways.