!!> Reading ➽ The Cookbook Collector ➶ Author Allegra Goodman – Survivingtheholocaust.us

The Cookbook Collector NATIONAL BESTSELLEREmily And Jessamine Bach Are Opposites In Every Way Twenty Eight Year Old Emily Is The CEO Of Veritech, Twenty Three Year Old Jess Is An Environmental Activist And Graduate Student In Philosophy Pragmatic Emily Is Making A Fortune In Silicon Valley, Romantic Jess Works In An Antiquarian Bookstore Emily Is Rational And Driven, While Jess Is Dreamy And Whimsical Emily S Boyfriend, Jonathan, Is Fantastically Successful Jess S Boyfriends, Not So Much.National Book Award Finalist And New York Times Bestselling Author Allegra Goodman Has Written A Delicious Novel About Appetite, Temptation, And Holding On To What Is Real In A Virtual World Love That Stays Look For Special Features Inside.Join The Circle For Author Chats And.RandomHouseReadersCircle.com

!!> Reading ➽ The Cookbook Collector  ➶ Author Allegra Goodman – Survivingtheholocaust.us
  • ebook
  • 0 pages
  • The Cookbook Collector
  • Allegra Goodman
  • English
  • 06 September 2018
  • 0679603816

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  1. says:

    I was looking forward to listening to Allegra Goodman s newest effort even though I was not a big fan of her last book Intuition While I think the Jane Austen comparison is a bit over the top, I usually enjoy Allegra s writing and I find her Jewish characters somewhat authentic or at the very least three dimensional, which is unusual My sister s scathing review of this book did dampen my enthusiasm but I gamely put on my headphones and started listening, telling myself that I m often less di I was looking forward to listening to Allegra Goodman s newest effort even though I was not a big fan of her last book Intuition While I think the Jane Austen comparison is a bit over the top, I usually enjoy Allegra s writing and I find her Jewish characters somewhat authentic or at the very least three dimensional, which is unusual My sister s scathing review of this book did dampen my enthusiasm but I gamely put on my headphones and started listening, telling myself that I m often less discerning than my sister is and optimistically assuming that I would certainly enjoy The Cookbook Collectorthan my previous audiobook, Red Hook Road Besides, I love cookbooks so surely I would love reading about someone else who buys too many of them Well not only did the story move at Red Hook Road s plodding pace, but the characters and their machinations actually interested me even less, if that s ...


  2. says:

    This book was terrible It felt like the author grasped for the most random topics and decided, Hey I m going to see if I can throw these together and create a masterpiece I didn t enjoy it or get it I was disappointed even by the title, which plays such a small part in the actual book this book is about IPOs and startup technology companies during the technology bubble in the early 00 s, throw in a little Jewish culture, a book collector, two sisters, tree savers, Oh, and if that s not enou This book was terrible It felt like the author grasped for the most random topics and decided, Hey I m going to see if I can throw these together and create a masterpiece I didn t enjoy it or get it I was disappointed even by the title, which plays such a small part in the actual book this book is about IPOs and startup technology companies during the technology bubble in the early 00 s, throw in a little Jewish cult...


  3. says:

    Genuine, quirky and endearingly flawedAs a Janeite, it is impossible ignore the siren call when an author announces to the book buying world that her new novel The Cookbook Collector is a Sense and Sensibility for the digital age Whoa My first reaction was this is literary suicide Why would anyone want to equate themselves to a beacon of world literature such as JANE AUSTEN It is impossible to know her personal motivations, but after a bit of online research, I can t entirely blame Allegr Ge...


  4. says:

    This was well written and very readable and stood head and shoulders above most books with this plot But therein lies the problem I don t have a lot of interest in reading YET ANOTHER book about any of the following 1 a pair of sisters, one of which seems to have it all together but has her life fall apart, and the other of which seems to be a flighty idiot but gets the HEA Other variations on this theme include a third sibling, either much older or much younger or male and therefore not im This was well written and very readable and stood head and shoulders above most books with ...


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    Meticulously boring, or perhaps boringly meticulous, this novel reminds me of why I usually don t enjoy literary fiction that takes place in the here and now The protagonists are sisters Emily and Jessamine Bach, who live in California in the heady days of the dotcom boom Emily is the chief of a hot new software company while her younger sister Jess whiles away her time as a moderately successful grad student in philosophy and the undervalued girlfriend of various patchouli scented jerks Emil Meticulously boring, or perhaps boringly meticulous, this novel reminds me of why I usually don t enjoy literary fiction that takes place in the here and now The protagonists are sisters Emily and Jessamine Bach, who live in California in the heady days of the dotcom boom Emily is the chief of a hot new software company while her younger sister Jess whiles away her time as a moderately successful grad student in philosophy and the undervalued girlfriend of various patchouli scented jerks Emily is protective of Jess, since they lost their mother young, but Jess just wants to make her own mistakes Then of course there are plenty of other characters their remarried father and his new family, Emily s high flying boyfriend who has his own dotcom, and George, an ex Microsoft millionaire in whose quaint antiquarian bookshop Jess works several days a week George is the one who buys the cookbook collection of the title, w...


  6. says:

    Allegra Goodman is a wonderful writer but I wish publishing marketeers would stop hailing her as a contemporary Jane Austen it does them both a disservice You could argue that marriage is at the center of The Cookbook Collector and that moral questions drive the plot, but it is a stretch to find manyparallels to the unique world of Jane Austen.What Goodman does provide is a mostly rewarding portrait of her heroines and their contrasting world views Jess is the intuitive idealist and her Allegra Goodman is a wonderful writer but I wish publishing marketeers would stop hailing her as a contemporary Jane Austen it does them both a disservice You could argue that marriage is at the center of The Cookbook Collector and that moral questions drive the plot, but it is a stretch to find manyparallels to the unique world of Jane Austen.What Goodman does provide is a mostly rewarding portrait of her heroines and their contrasting world views Jess is the intuitive idealist and her big sister, Emily, a rational and wildly successful business woman, wants to shape and protect her People have compared them to the Dashwood sisters from Austen s Sense and Sensibility but the world Jess and Emily inhabit spans two continents and encompasses an endless array of secondary characters It is a struggle to keep track of everyone and theI read the harder it became I think ...


  7. says:

    Audio book performed by Ariadne MeyersI admit I was seduced by the cover of this book, just as one of the characters is seduced by the possibility of scoring a rare book find But unlike the character, I should have just said, No Goodman is apparently a talented writer of short stories based on reviews and articles I ve read , but this novel really misses the mark She s combining three or four plot lines to form this larger work, and as a result, none of them is satisfactorily explored Th Audio book performed by Ariadne MeyersI admit I was seduced by the cover of this book, just as one of the characters is seduced by the possibility of scoring a rare book find But unlike the character, I should have just said, No Goodman is apparently a talented writer of short stories based on reviews and articles I ve read , but this novel really misses the mark She s combining three or four plot lines to form this larger work, and as a result, none of them is satisfactorily explored The most interesting story line to me was that of the title the cookbook collector But I was kept waiting for ages before this story appears, then it s dropped in favor of a story following the dot com explosion of the late 1990s Of course once you get involved in that story you re yanked back to the cookbook collection ARRRGH.I d read some reviews that seemed to compare this work with Jane Austen s Sense and Sensibility Well there are two sisters, one of whom leads with her heart while the other r...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I didn t read the last 100 pages of this, just skimmed it, but I m still counting this as read since we discussed it in my book club On the last page it says something about how the main female character sold her engagement ring Wow, I was so happy to read that part I said to my fellow book club members So did she end up leaving that totally dick guy No, they replied, he died in one of the planes on September 11th Well, that certainly changed the way I thought about the bo I didn t read the last 100 pages of this, just skimmed it, but I m still counting this as read since we discussed it in my book club On the last page it says something about how the main female character sold her engagement ring Wow, I w...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Dreadful I m going to bookclub this arvo and I m looking forward to tearing this to shreds The characters were implausible and as were their relationships they were caricatures rather than characters This story might make for a Hollywood script, but not a novel The relationship between Jess and George was deeply problematic and the attempt by the author to remedy it with light hearted banter about the inequality between them fell way short Actually it made it worse When a man follows y Dreadful I m going to bookclub this arvo and I m looking forward to tearing this to shreds The characters were implausible and as were their relationships they were caricatures rather than characters This story might make for a Hollywood script, but not a novel The relationship between Jess and George was deeply problematic and the attempt by the author to remedy it with light hearted banter about the inequality between them fell way short Actually it made it worse When a man follows you in his car for hours, after you ve told him to leave you alone, it s not romantic It s predatory and stalker ish This book contains too many characters and sub plots What was the point of Orion and Sorel and this relationship was completely unbelievable What s , Sorel was male fantasy The 9.11 plot smelt ...


  10. says:

    I finished The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman this morning after staying up late, shirking kid duty in the morning in order to read in the tub, and pushing my weekly breakfast with Dad back a half hour so I could read the last 20 pages I just loved it I hadn t read Goodman s previous books, but knew of her reputation, and I liked the cover, so I brought the galley home.Reading at first with my usual caution for the unfamiliar, I was quickly drawn in As the story unfolded I becameI finished The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman this morning after staying up late, shirking kid duty in the morning in order to read in the tub, and pushing my weekly breakfast with Dad back a half hour so I could read the last 20 pages I just loved it I hadn t read Goodman s previous books, but knew of her reputation, and I liked the cover, so I brought the galley home.Reading at first with my usual caution for the unfamiliar, I was quickly drawn in As the story unfolded I becameandinvolved in the characters, their lives, their predicaments, their preoccupations to the point that I was blissfully of their world This is what I read for the sense that I am within the novel, and when I am done, that book is within me Needless to say, not all books live up some I have forgotten as soon as the last page is turned The Cookbook Collecto...

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