Jules was originally Julie, but changed her name for some reason... the
book is getting some buzz because of her Hollywood connections and the fact
that it's centered in that world - which is part of the problem I had with
it. I don't have much interest in that world, I didn't know who she was or
who her husband is (Steven Soderbergh is the director of Traffic, and the
Oceans 11 franchise, none of which I've seen). But it ended up a very dark
book, which I like.
The thing is, when you read a lot like I do, after a while so many of the
books just become a blur. I can remember if I've read the thing or not, and
if I liked it or not, but sometimes not much more than that. The books that
I can remember more, the plot, the characters and so forth, I just feel like
that must mean something special. Those memorable books are the ones that
often end up on my favorite books of the year list. (Not this one though.)
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Mon Jul 7, 2008 8:57 am (PDT)
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"bookbitch" <BookBitch@...> wrote:
> This book really took me by surprise. I had a hard time getting
> through it, but the last part of the book almost made up for it. It's
> one of those books that will be staying with me for a while.
Thanks for the heads up on this novel. I had never heard of the
author. Practical question: Jules... is a woman?
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