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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

sdelcharco's review against another edition

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4.0

Listened on audio and of course I loved the way Tom Hanks read it. I liked it but it's not my usual genre - reading about dysfunctional families makes me a little squirmy and I find myself rolling my eyes at the characters or yelling at them.

vesafe13's review against another edition

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dark emotional hopeful reflective

5.0

marlamd's review against another edition

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4.0

This book was excellent but have to add I listened to the audio, read by Tom Hanks, which definitely added to the enjoyment.

rachelsb's review against another edition

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challenging emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

5.0

graceevajean's review against another edition

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3.0

3.5 stars
i'm not sure it was quite the right time for me to encounter this book. it took me a very, very long time to connect with the story and the characters. i honestly didn't feel like i cared much for any of it until part three, the final part, and i only made it to part three because i didn't feel like it was worth dnf-ing. i hope to revisit this one down the line, and maybe discover new connections and pieces to like. this is my first experience with patchett's work, and i do look forward to reading more of her work in the future.

jules1998's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

leonor_g_s's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.25

melsher's review against another edition

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emotional reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

boathon's review against another edition

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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? Yes

5.0

nostoneunturned's review against another edition

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reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75