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The Seduction of Water

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Many years ago, Iris Greenfeder's mother disappeared. They were living at Hotel Equinox where Iris's father was the manager and where Iris's mother ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 2.000
thinkbillly

the writing gets in the way of the story

by thinkbillly on Jun 3, 2007

Obviously written with hopes of being adapted for the big screen, what could have been a favorite book is reduced to a pretentious, badly edited waste of paper. Too often I had visions of the author searching her thesaurus for a more obnoxious descriptor. (exactly like that.) I also found myself enjoying the misfortunes of the obtuse heroine, Iris Greenfeder, a little too much. Goodman has a talent for creating the most redundantly annoying phrases, kinda like a 16 year old creative writing student.

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by gh96 on May 1, 2007

Found plot mildly interesting, but not "riveting"; writing mediocre; could easily put it down, but others might like it.

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