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Alice Hoffman

Has anyone read her new book " The Third Angel " and if so what did you think? I  really enjoy her work but have heard mixed reviews about her latest.
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Bonnie824
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Re: Alice Hoffman

I have loved most of her books, but didn't care for this one. The stories (several tied together through one woman) were interesting, but I didn't like any of the characters well enough to get into it. Nothing made me care about them. My daughter (18) did end up liking it a lot though after she got through the intial story thread.
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Re: Alice Hoffman

I have not yet read, The Third Angel, yet. But I loved Practical Magic, the movie version of this story is one of the most fun, exhilerating movies - a favorite in this household. Unfortunatly, the book bears very little relation to the movie. The only similarities are that the main characters exist as they do in the movie, but they don't live with the aunts and magic is not quite the focus as it was in the movie.
 
But I like Alice Hoffmans writing style and will most likely give The thrird Angel a shot!
 
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Re: Alice Hoffman

i haven't read her new book but i recently read Blackbird House, which is a quick read, and i thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Has anyone read her new book " The Third Angel " and if so what did you think? I  really enjoy her work but have heard mixed reviews about her latest.



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thewanderingjew wrote:
i haven't read her new book but i recently read Blackbird House, which is a quick read, and i thoroughly enjoyed it.
twj

I loved Blackbird House. Every story about the house's occupants is so beautifully written, very magical.
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Re: Alice Hoffman

I liked The Third Angel. I liked certain parts more than other parts. I am fan of some of her books. I like the magic in her books.
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johanna49 wrote:
I liked The Third Angel. I liked certain parts more than other parts. I am fan of some of her books. I like the magic in her books.

 

I started it, but was not able to get into it. I only read the first third and then returned it. I love most of her books, so I'm not sure why I didn't like this one. It seemed different from her others. Maybe I will be able to try again at some other time.
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I like Hoffman's earlier works better than some of her latest. I read "The Third Angel", and didn't care for it. It was hard to care about any of her characters. I loved her modern reteling of "Wuthering Heights" entitled "Here on Earth" which told how the Cathy character (she had a different name which I can't remember) would have fared if she had married the Heathcliff character. Warning: it's not pretty.

I do lilke her magical realism best of all in "Practical Magic" and "Turtle Moon" I fell in love with her Julian Cash character in "Turtle Moon".

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Well I guess from the posts there definitely are mixed reviews. This is the first Alice Hoffman book I've read, and I really liked it. In fact, I like it enough that I'm going to keep it to read again some day. I liked the backwards chronology of the book, the characters and the writing. Maybe it's because I haven't read anything else of hers that my opinion is different from the other posters. I was just going to recommend it to my friend for her book club.
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