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Review: The Emperor's Children

User Review  - Ron Charles - Goodreads

We've all caught glimpses of them before, but Claire Messud has captured and pinned under glass members of a striking subspecies of the modern age: the smart, sophisticated, anxious young people who ... Read full review

Review: The Emperor's Children

User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

Spoiled thirty-somethings in New York City seek greater self-importance while interesting poor kid tries to make good and is shunned. Yay. Why do I keep turning the pages? Oh right, because I'm a ... Read full review

Review: The Emperor's Children

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

I have to admit that I didn't hate this book as much as many, MANY other people did (see reviews here or on Amazon). If we had the chance to rate books with half stars I would definitely give this ... Read full review

Review: The Emperor's Children

User Review  - Roxanne - Goodreads

After reading many of the poor reviews on goodreads I almost didn't take this on, but decided that I must. Well, I can't say as I disagree but I might have something to add. One of the complaints is ... Read full review

Review: The Emperor's Children

User Review  - Lee - Goodreads

Is Claire Messud Wearing Any Clothes? This is a question I have been sleeping fitfully on. I finished The Emperor's Children last night and I really wanted to be able to post a wholly enthusiastic ... Read full review

Review: The Emperor's Children

User Review  - Tattered Cover Book Store - Goodreads

Entertaining and masterfully written! The lives and times of 3 contemporary New Yorkers told with the stinging wit, insight and compassion of a 21st century Jane Austin. Jeannie Read full review

Review: The Emperor's Children

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

I liked this book, though not as much as Dad. When I got to the climax of the book, the place where all the characters had to shift in relation to the big event, I felt duped, like, oh--this was why ... Read full review

Review: The Emperor's Children

User Review  - Katherine - Goodreads

This book came in for a drubbing from the Goodreads community that was very much at odds with the fulsome praise on its back cover. Where I shall I situate myself on this continuum of blame to praise ... Read full review

Review: The Emperor's Children

User Review  - Hirondelle - Goodreads

This book was supposed to be good! The praise was extraordinary, and it seemed like it was going to be good, that it could be good. A cool subtle literary novel, full of symbolism and wit and some ... Read full review

Review: The Emperor's Children

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

1.) There's the grand old man of letters, Murray Thwaite, and the erotic charge in his relationship with his beautiful, adoring daughter Marina, who begins a relationship with and eventually marries ... Read full review


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