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Gepakt! (2000)

by Amy Sohn(Favorite Author)
2.72 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Sohn wrote this book to much praise, but the racism is uncalled for. Almost every black person in this book is like a dark shadow of evil. Now maybe people in Park Slope actually feel this way, but that would have made for a better article in the New Yorker than a book which has an intellectual life that makes people believe all they read. While Sohn writes well, she should have rethought her condemntion of all things black. So little has changed.
review 2: I don't think I have ever met so many egotistical, narcissistic mothers in one book! There is not one of them who seems to have any maternal feelings towards their respective children, except for Karen, possibly. This was a book in which the characters (specifically each mom) were so incredibly into t
... morehemselves that I wanted to puke! And yet..... The more I read, the more I wanted to keep reading!! Sad to say, I have summed this up to the same feeling we get gawking at an accident as we drive by! In fact, I hated/loved reading this book so much, I have now started reading Motherland. I'm actually a little disappointed in myself for enjoying the book so much that I want to read the sequel.....oh well, we all must have some guilty pleasures! less
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Meh. I hated every single character. That said, it wasn't poorly written.
Touche to the self-important in this tony neighborhood.
A fun read that references a lot of Park Slope isms
Worst thing that ever happened to me.
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