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Matrix, by Lauren Groff

beckymlgud's review against another edition

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challenging mysterious reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

I picked up this book because I love Marie de France's Lais. It wasn't quite what I was expecting. It moves at a languid pace and contains really beautiful prose. It's an interesting exploration of monastic life, but I did find myself getting distracted at times. 

zinniazoomies's review against another edition

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inspiring reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

librarypaste's review against another edition

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3.0

I think this would be a great choice for a book club, there’s so much to discuss. Here are a few reflections:
If you read a lot of Karen Cushman as a kid, this may be for you.
It’s a book I admired more than I liked.
There were so many ways to die in the Middle Ages.
It feels almost like a diary of events in Marie’s life rather than a cohesive narrative.
Audiobook narration is great.
Character names are great.

3.5 stars

muriel_pritchett's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional mysterious sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

orla_h's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

laurizzie's review against another edition

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4.0

Haven't been reading historical fiction much lately but I adored this. Small and intimate and enclosed but also sweeping and epic and so, so, so beautifully written.

courtwj's review against another edition

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inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

tsteele99snu's review against another edition

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challenging reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

frecklefacelovesbooks's review against another edition

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challenging emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

4.0

waterlilyreads's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5