State of WonderBook - 2011
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librarylizzard Apr 02, 2014
I enjoy Ann Patchett's writing very much, and this was no exception. As other reviewers have pointed out, the narration of the audiobook was also top-notch. The story keeps the reader guessing up until the very end, and the plot is so interesting that it does leave one in a "state of wonder.... Read More »
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Without revealing too much and running the risk of implying the book is one-dimensional, let's just say the book is about an extensive research project into a new, potentially earth-shattering drug.
Patchett takes us from Boston to the deepest hidden realms of the Amazon in this layered, haunting tale of biomedical exploration and the search for ourselves. Outstanding writing is Patchett's hallmark in this intricately layered novel. Deep, complex strands of narrative all come together beautifully and characters, both main and incidental are fully explored and brought to life. This is a masterful work.
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