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Nessa

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review: The Windup Girl
« on: July 30, 2010, 01:35:26 AM »
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Re: review: The Windup Girl
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 01:42:16 AM »
Thanks for posting it, Nessa!

Beastly hard book to summarize, for some reason. Oh well. :)

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Re: review: The Windup Girl
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 04:21:42 PM »
We had a lot of the same problems with the book.  Superficial is the word that describes most of it (the book, not your review, which is good).

I kept thinking, "Man, when is the actual Windup Girl going to actually be more than a side character?"  Never really happened for me.  In essence, to me, the title of the book was a tease, or a bit of a bait-and-switch.
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Re: review: The Windup Girl
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 06:43:01 PM »
Yeah, she was around a lot less than the other POVs, I thought. Which was annoying, because I was more interested in her than most of them.