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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

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki

Very disappointing.  The writing was tedious to read through, and it felt like it was over-explaining everything.  Too much telling and not enough showing, plus the mini lectures mixed in made it even drier.  I wanted to see the story progress, but, instead, I lost interest pretty early on.