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The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

Shacochis, Bob (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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When the humanitarian lawyer Tom Harrington travels to Haiti to investigate the murder of a beautiful, seductive photojournalist, he is confronted with a dangerous landscape of poverty, corruption, and voodoo.
Authors: Shacochis, Bob
Title: The woman who lost her soul
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 715 p. ;,24 cm.
Summary: When the humanitarian lawyer Tom Harrington travels to Haiti to investigate the murder of a beautiful, seductive photojournalist, he is confronted with a dangerous landscape of poverty, corruption, and voodoo.
ISBN: 0802119824
9780802119827
Statement of Responsibility: Bob Shacochis
Subject Headings: War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 Fiction. Philanthropists Haiti Fiction. Haiti History 1986- Fiction. Haiti History American occupation, 1915-1934 Fiction. Women journalists Crimes against Haiti Fiction. Americans Haiti Fiction.
Genre/Form: Spy stories.
Topical Term: War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Philanthropists
Women journalists
Americans
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I'm rarely disappointed in a book that has been recommended-but I finally gave up on this one-after 173 pages-and that took me way too long. Decided I had no real yearning for finding out how it developed or ended!!!

Feb 07, 2014
  • icelandia rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A contemporary War and Peace -- without the Peace. And a big fat book, to boot! However, a warning to would-be readers: if you don’t have a decent attention span and at least a smattering of 20th century history under your belt, then forgetaboutit.

I’ve been spoiled by Shacochis, his prose so lush (as they say), the descriptions so void of cliches, the sentences so complex and rhythmic. I wish I had an extra two weeks in life so I could flip the book to the beginning and read it out loud. Every couple of pages something would set the hairs on the back of my neck tingling.

Is "The Woman" herself an annoying, almost despicable, character. Definately. It's easy to see her as a metaphor for US foreign policy.

EW top 10 non-fiction of 2013

Nov 27, 2013
  • brianharrigan rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I had read a professional reviewer's gushing analysis of this book, and the storyline indeed seemed captivating. I actually made it through 600 pages until it dawned on me that the book's main character irritated me terribly, and the relationships she "developed" were toxic and impeded the flow of energy and interest that the other characters elicited in me instead. The writing is sharp and takes mind-numbing bends at times, but momentum flounders at several points on the rocks of mundane and trivial attenpts at forging an emotional ecosystem around the main character, which sucks the oxygen from the reading room.

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