Maeve Binchy - Tara Road

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  • Living On Tara Road

    Oct 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Realistic characters/believable situations
    Cons: Starts a bit slowly

    Summary: I've read all of Binchy's book and found this one right up to the mark if a bit slow to start off with. As with all of her novels, Binchy creates a character circle that is so natural and realistic that I find myself looking forward to catching up with ... read more

  • Maeve Binchy is a Master

    Sep 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great story!
    Cons: Oprah

    Summary: Maeve Binchy should be revered for her stories. I've read all her books and each one left me disappointed because they have to end. Tara Road (like most of her others) made me laugh and cry. Her only short-coming may be in short stories. I believe Ms. ... read more

  • Yawn

    Sep 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good setting, pretty cover
    Cons: characters don't convince me of their emotions. I felt no closeness with any of them. It's a very empty book.

    Summary: I was highly anticipating this book coming to paperback. I read a review on it long ago and was excited about reading this. When it finally came out, I eagerly snatched it up. As soon as I got home, I curled up in my chair and started to ... read more

  • A Book About Life

    Sep 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good read, enjoyable, easy reading
    Cons: long

    Summary: This book is primarily the life and times of a small Irish community. I don't like to go into every detail of the book, as it takes the joy out of reading it. I would like to describe the basic details and give a general synopsis for you to decide for ... read more

  • Good pick Oprah!

    Sep 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: descriptive, well written all around
    Cons: a bit slow going

    Summary: I read this book when it came out Last summer (or was it 2 summers). I was thrilled to see it went on Oprah's chart. Silly thing what attracted me to the book was the name. Same as my baby's, but I quickly fell to each of the characters in ... read more

  • I read it in 2 sittings!

    Sep 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great detail, description, makes you really see Ireland
    Cons: None

    Summary: When I first picked up Maeve Binchey's "Tara Road", I was attracted by the Oprah's Book Club logo on the cover. Having read several of her selections, I started the book with a good feeling. Once again, Oprah didn't lead me astray. I was ... read more

  • Come Along And Visit Tara Road!

    Aug 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: An entertaining book that reaches out to the reader and connects to them, much the same way that the characters in the book connect to each other.
    Cons: The first half of the book gave away too many clues of events to come to the reader.

    Summary: Beginning Thoughts About Maeve Binchy and “Tara Road” Maeve Binchy has long been a favorite author of mine. I have read many of her books, including: “Evening Class,” “Circle of Friends,” “Echoes,” and “Light A Penny Candle” to name a ... read more

  • A Story of Love and Life, on "Tara Road"

    Aug 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good story, deep inside thoughts, good characterizations
    Cons: very slow reading in the beginning

    Summary: “I Honestly Love You”, a song presented by Olivia Newton-John in the early 1980’s, is a perfect summation of Maeve Binchey’s “Tara Road”. I remember first hearing the song as I was driving in my car, one day. The song told a simple story of love, she ... read more

  • Perfect Book When You Have Nothing Better To Do

    Jul 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to read, moves quickly
    Cons: Main character pathetic and clueless

    Summary: This wasn^t a BAD book, it was interesting enough, easy to read, and then easily forgotten, too. I am not a Binchy or Binchy-style fan, a co-worker had this book and begged and begged me to read it and tell her what I thought of it. I first thought it ... read more

  • Best thing since sliced bread

    Jul 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent book
    Cons: It needs a sequal because i want to know what happens now.

    Summary: First things first. I loved this book. I have read all of Maeve Binchy's books and she truely has out done herself this time. Bare with me because i read this book in december. The main character is a woman who is happily married. She is the ... read more

  • The road I wish I didn't take

    Jul 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pretty cover art.
    Cons: The words.

    Summary: Ok, Circle of Friends I liked, but this was unbearable. Maybe the more we read, the more we are attuned to good writing. I am surprised that Ms. Binchy has come this far in her career and seems not to have improved. The story was choppy due to the flow ... read more

  • A great Easy Read

    Jul 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: easy read!
    Cons: no cons

    Summary: I was happy to see that Oprah had selected a Maeve Binchy book for her club selection. I find that Oprah usually selects books that are pretty deep. Tara Road is a pretty easy read. I wasn't sobbing into the book like I am with a lot of books that ... read more

  • On Tara Road

    Jun 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It engulfs you.
    Cons: I found the beginning and part of the middle somewhat boring.

    Summary: A surprisingly good read. I had a hard time getting into the book at first, but after the first chapter I couldn't stop reading it. I was able to relate to much of what Ria, main character, was experiencing. This book turned out to be somewhat ... read more

  • Inspiring

    Jun 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A great plot!
    Cons: A little to repetitive.

    Summary: I read a lot all of the time so I had the great opportunity to read Maeve Binchy's "Tara Road". And it was a very compelling, inspiring story of a womens dreams, life, and heartbreak. The book was given to me to read by one of my former ... read more

  • Guilty Pleasures...

    Jun 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You can't help but get sucked into the story
    Cons: Not the best written book in the world

    Summary: I've never been one to read trashy romance novels, and was a little skeptical when my mom loaned me Tara Road. Based on the summary on the cover, it sounded a little more like a trashy romance novel than I would want. However, I read it and then ... read more

  • Slow in the Beginning, Then Gets You Hooked

    Jun 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good twists in the plot, very emotional
    Cons: slow in the beginning, drags a bit

    Summary: Tara Road by Maeve Binchy is definitely a book for women. It makes you realize that you have to be strong and take control of your life before you let any one else ruin it for you. The book starts out like any other, setting up the situation ... read more

  • Take the Road to the beach this summer!

    Jun 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good story with lots of interesting characters
    Cons: Don't read the bookjacket!

    Summary: I have been a reader of selections from Oprah’s Book Club for a few years. The first selection that I read was The Deep End of the Ocean. While I found this book to be extremely depressing, I was also hooked. Oprah’s selections always seem to ... read more

  • Oprahs book a winner

    May 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great book,suspense,love,drama,sadness
    Cons: none

    Summary: Tara Road is one of the greatest books i've read.It's about two women who switch houses for the summer and in the end they change because of this.It's a mixture of love,seriousness,and sadness,but overall it's great.I read it in three days because i ... read more

  • The Great "Tara Road"

    May 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: EASY READING,INTERESTING
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: I just recently started reading tara road and i have to say i can't put the book down.It gets better and better as the book goes on. Sometimes i go to sleep at 3 in the morning just cause i cant stop.Its's really a great story about two women who trade ... read more

  • an amazing read

    May 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: it's literary chocolate.
    Cons: it doesn't end the way you probably want it to.

    Summary: this is the best chick-book i've read in a long time. although i usually try to stay away from this sort of thing, i eventually gave into peer pressure and picked up a copy of this book. this book literally drags your ass through the same ups ... read more

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