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gradcat
The Two Faces of January | Patricia Highsmith
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#Booked2019 #Summer #BookToMovie

*If you‘ve ever read Highsmith, in particular the “Ripliad,” you probably know what kind of book you‘re getting into—not always—but certainly her best known books are of a Hitchcockian persuasion. And that‘s a pretty on-the-money adjective, considering he made her famous by making a movie out of more than one of her short stories. This book has all of her usual trademarks: a con artist on the run, a young, ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) preferably beautiful, women traveling opposite or with the aforementioned con artist, and the requisite naïf, who wouldn‘t hurt a fly. Well, she or he wouldn‘t if they hadn‘t kept company with that con artist. This one actually has a sort of happy (-ish) ending, that is if you want justice to obtain. If you saw the movie, know this—the book is not only better, but the main characters are written more sharply. ♥️ (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen Wonderful review 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻good job on your summer prompts 3mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Thank you, but I still have one more to finish! And I‘m sick, so everything‘s has slowed down to a snail‘s pace!! But I‘m almost finished with the last one...I‘m just so tardy when it comes to reviews—I wait forever! 😬 3mo
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Cinfhen Sorry you aren‘t feeling well xx you still have a few more days until sept 30 3mo
gradcat Yes, I do! Yay! 😁 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Great review, and I hope you feel better soon! 3mo
julesG Feel better soon! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like a fun read, all things considered. And I spy my crush Viggo ... yum. Hope you‘re on the mend soon! 2mo
gradcat @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @julesG Thanks guys! I‘m trying to get back in the swing of it today...just finished reading the last prompt (genrebuster) for Summer...will post review later. ♥️ 2mo
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Ms_T
The Island | Victoria Hislop
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After reading the tagged title a few weeks ago, I was determined to visit Spinalonga during my holiday to Crete. I did that today.

My trip was wonderful and the book, although fiction, was very true to the history of the island. I‘ve had a great day, taken some fab photos, created some lovely memories and added to my historical knowledge 😃

Lady_Tigana_20 Gorgeous. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts Oh have a great time ! Heaven on earth is my memory of Crete♥️ 3mo
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gradcat WOW! Just...WOW! 😲 ♥️ 3mo
Ms_T @gradcat It was an incredibly interesting trip 😍 3mo
gradcat Wish I had been with you...it looks absolutely beautiful! 3mo
Velvetfur That looks amazing! Love your photos, and it's great to hear what a fab time you're having there 👍 3mo
Ms_T @Velvetfur It‘s been a really special holiday 😃 3mo
Velvetfur @Ms_T 😊👍 3mo
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Katerina
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Athens airport (Greece) now has books on every table at the gates. Not a bad idea 😀

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Peterfox123
The Island | Victoria Hislop
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I read this book mainly on a sunbed in Crete. Too far from Spinalonga to visit but it was rendered easy enough to enter the small communities this book portrays. Almost unremittingly sad, with only brief episodes of relief. Overall a delightful read but too often, for me, the book was loosely written. For such an emotional narrative I felt the author was guilty of skating over significant episodes. Still very enjoyable.

Cathythoughts Interesting review! I‘ve been thinking of getting this one 4mo
Peterfox123 @Cathythoughts I‘d certainly recommend it. It‘s just there were occasions where I felt the author left me feeling slightly shortchanged. 4mo
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Peterfox123
The Island | Victoria Hislop
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To be utterly frank, this has so far proved a letdown. I was looking to enjoying a lighthearted ramble through a tale of Irish folklore and magic. Several chapters in and still no appearance of a single mischievous mythical pot-of-gold owner. Where are the leprechauns?

What?

Really?

Oh.

In that case it‘s all rather good.

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Peterfox123
The Island | Victoria Hislop
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Very taxing day planned having arrived in Crete. It will include food, some walking around and probably some more food. Also starting this as I rigorously test the sunbed by the pool. We‘re too far away to visit Spiralonga which is a part of this book but we do have the food as compensation remember?

Cathythoughts Enjoy! Crete ♥️... one of my favorite places on earth 4mo
Peterfox123 @Cathythoughts Thank you! It‘s our first visit and we‘re really impressed. 4mo
Lcsmcat Don‘t wear yourself out with your taxing day. Try to take a break now and then. 😉 4mo
Peterfox123 @Lcsmcat Thank you. I should possibly scale back on the more ambitious plans. 😁 4mo
Ms_T Enjoy the holiday and the book! 4mo
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Ms_T
The Island | Victoria Hislop
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As with all Hislop‘s books, this is another Greek fiction story based on fact. Set around a leper colony in the 1940s as well as the present day, this historical story is in equal parts sad and uplifting. A really good summer read and the perfect companion if you‘re heading to Crete. It‘s made me want to check out Spinalonga when I travel to Crete in September ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TrishB Just finished her new one, it was a great read. 5mo
Ms_T @TrishB Ooh, which one? 5mo
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Ms_T @TrishB Cheers! #Stacked 5mo
Birdsong28 @ms_t You can get a signed copy of the book Trish suggested on Waterstones online 📚📖 5mo
Ms_T @Birdsong28 Thanks for the heads up! I‘ll have a look 👍🏻📚😘 5mo
Peterfox123 I‘ve bought this for our trip to Crete - WHICH IS VERY SOON. We won‘t be close enough to Spinalonga to visit so I‘ll just have some extra food instead. 5mo
Ms_T @Peterfox123 Enjoy the book and save some of the glorious sunshine for me. 5mo
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Libby1
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It‘s my last day in Greece so time to start my new book!

Isn‘t the cover delightful?

RachelO Enjoy your day! 5mo
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Ms_T
The Island | Victoria Hislop
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I‘ve been struggling to decide on my next audiobook - right now I don‘t fancy any that are currently in my library - then I remembered this book, set on the Greek island of Crete. As I‘m holidaying there in September it seems perfect 😎✈️

TrishB I remember really enjoying this one 👍🏻 5mo
Ms_T @TrishB That‘s great to hear! 5mo
JillR I really enjoyed this too :) 5mo
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Gissy
Moonspinners | Mary Stewart
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1.It will be better to ask persons how they see me.But I'm here to try help others. 2.I do it every time in everything I do.A couple of minutes by myself, in silence and I can recover. 3. "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side where she/he never shows to anybody" Mark Twain. I believe in this but I see it in a good way, know our dark side to change it for a positive one, a way to challenge our fears.Thanks for tagging me @kamoorephoto

kamoorephoto I do like that Mark Twain quote... 5mo
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