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Review: Just Kids

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

I had all the hopes in the world for this book, given my fascination with 1960s/70s Bohemian counterculture in New York [see: Across the Universe, AKA one of the best movies of all time]. Look at what ... Read full review

Review: Just Kids

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

soooo, i thought it was ok. i had no idea who some of the people in here were, tho for the ones i did know, it was pretty damn cool to discover how many artists paths crossed so easily around the ... Read full review

Review: Just Kids

User Review  - Ariel - Goodreads

Criticisms: I find Smith's prose sparse and not all that interesting. I assume her poetry is more dynamic? Many of these stories did not need to be captured. I'm thinking specifically of one story ... Read full review

Review: Just Kids

User Review  - Marianne Baca - Goodreads

I had really high hopes for this book and I was sorely disappointed. I honestly knew very little about Smith and Mapplethorpe and after reading this book, I still know very little. Other than the ... Read full review

Review: Just Kids

User Review  - Stephanie Driscoll - Goodreads

Ummmmm. I just couldn't get into this one. It was slow. And not slow in the same way as Eat, Pray, Love, was slow but it was slow and sort of ....uninteresting. At least eat, pray, love was ... Read full review

Review: Just Kids

User Review  - Susan Hester - Goodreads

Written by Robert Maplethorpe's lover and closest friend (til he acknowledged he was gay), I read this because I was interested in gaining insight into why his work got more and more offensive (then ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shrop - Goodreads

I'm intrigued by Mapplethorpe, and loved Patti Smith's interview on Fresh Air, so I thought I'd love this, but it is really about 2.5 stars for me. I wasn't a fan of Patti Smith's writing style, which ... Read full review

Review: Just Kids

User Review  - Maria Ramos - Goodreads

I can't believe this book won the National Book Award. I didn't care much to begin with about Patti Smith, and this didn't increase my interest in her. Robert Mapplethorpe was definitely a more ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen F - Goodreads

Don't believe the hype. I'm not quite sure how this won the National Book Award for Nonfiction; my only thought is that the judging panel was stacked with Smith fans or people nostalgic for the New ... Read full review

Review: Just Kids

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

Patti Smith lived a fascinating life during a really interesting time in history, but considering she's a poet, she failed to do the events justice, and I failed to see how this book could win the ... Read full review


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