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Jun 17, 2021renaebruce rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Contrived plot.
Jun 08, 2021czarneckip rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Loved this book overall. Loved the words attributed to main character. Felt sympathy when her mother died but her waffling over which man to choose and her erratic behavior stretched my belief system. And suddenly leaving her child made…
Jun 02, 2021lbyron1 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Love Jodi Picoult but not one of my favourites.
May 08, 2021swimrower93 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I found the main character's change from Egyptology to becoming a death doula intriguing. Well written and I really enjoyed the book.
Apr 17, 2021Aunteloise rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I haven’t really finished this book. I am not into Egyptian history so found the beginning so boring. I tried to turn a bunch of pages but still boring, a real disappointment
Mar 28, 202122950011730488 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I normally love Jodi Picoult's books and can't wait to put them down, but I found this one quite boring. I ended up skipping paragraphs since it seemed to delve too deeply into Egyptian history and, honestly, I don't think it really…
Mar 05, 2021retiring_rep rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book introduced me to Egyptology, ancient Egypt burial customs , the beauty of hieroglyphics and the beauty of the art found in and on coffins; the science and logic of quantum mechanics; lastly, death doulas and the preparatory…
Mar 03, 2021
The first book in a long time that I couldn't finish. I really tried, because I usually enjoy Jodi's books. But it was so wordy, so overly descriptive with all the Egyptian stuff (which I would normally find interesting but it was just too…
Feb 07, 2021
It was slow in beginning but I did like the comparison of the death doula and study of the Egyptians. I could understand the feelings regarding death and living and process of dying.
Jan 28, 2021JamesMallory rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Ugh -- a really annoying and self-righteous first-person narrator with a complete lack of introspection assisted by some dishonest narrative (i.e. being unclear/deceptive about the order in which the various events unfold). Throw in way…
Jan 25, 2021STPL_Kerry rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I can see why the ratings on this book are so divided. There were things I loved about it (if you are not interested in Ancient Egypt it probably won't hold a lot of appeal for you) and there were topics that were new and compelling for…
Jan 19, 2021Margush rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
Nope, not for me. Pretentious. Reads like a textbook but I didn’t want one.
Jan 17, 2021mimsipod rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
I have been enthusiastic about all the Jodi Picoult books I have read - until this one. If you are very keen to be instructed frequently about Egyptian archaeology, or quantum physics, you might enjoy this book. It moves between time and…
Jan 15, 2021ontherideau rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
The work of a death doula and an Egyptologist is of interest.The statement "Fat is not who you are, it's something you have." is worth noting. The romance drama and flipping between time settings even within chapters is overdone.
Jan 15, 2021graybear1 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I'm an ardent Picoult fan, but this one was disappointing. I nearly gave up on it several times. Not very interesting and the main characters were not likeable or came off as caricatures. Much of it read like a rather boring textbook that…
Jan 05, 2021DanglingConversations rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Main character is not likable and simple story of a love triangle is padded with pedantry. I skimmed through most of it.
Dec 30, 2020erinsherlock rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
hhhmm, I'm usually a Piccoult fan but this one failed me.
Dec 19, 2020
It was a great book until the end, since there was no ending.
Dec 14, 2020tammygfarmgirl rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This is really hard to describe. I found it incredibly boring in parts. I nearly didn't keep reading. I don't care about quantum physics or Egyptology, and the fact that Jodi decided this time out to be a professor and lecture on those…
Dec 12, 2020midori_hon rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
i wish I'd paid closer attention when picoult discussed researching this story at the signing event for an earlier book. egyptology plus quantum physics was a challenging combination, especially when there was a twist of the kaleidoscope.…
Dec 08, 2020Einer2 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A bit of a tough slog to get through all of the Egyptology and Quantum physics but the base of the story was interesting and I gained a respect for a profession I didn't know existed.
Dec 06, 2020
Dec 06, 2020writermala rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I felt this book was thoroughly researched and very informative. "The Book of two ways," seems to be a metaphor for Dawn (The protagonist's) life. Dawn has had to make a life altering decision but we wonder if she gets a chance to…
Dec 02, 2020LoganLib_Phoebe rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Jodi Picoult's novels often involve characters making life changing decisions. This is the whole point of this novel; what things are changed by decisions and do you ever get a chance to revisit those decisions and perhaps make a new life?…
Dec 02, 2020pgayadat rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Boring! Didn’t finish, which is unusual for me.