Tangerine

Tangerine

Book - 2018
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"A stunning debut novel--a chilling and unexpected portrait of a female friendship set in 1950's Morocco. This is Patricia Highsmith for the 21st century"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062686664
0062686666
Characteristics: 388 pages ; 24 cm

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It's 1952 in atmospheric Tangier. The war for independence is looming in neighboring Algeria and tensions are high. Brought against her will to Tangier by her newly minted husband John, Alice Shipley has become a shut-in. That is until Lucy Mason shows up at her door step one day. Many years ago ... Read More »


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badgirls
Sep 30, 2018

So much 'buzz' about this book. It has now been optioned by George Clooney for a film. So what's not to like?
Quite a bit. It's wordy and meanders through a convoluted story with unreliable narrators.
The cover is beautiful, evocative and features one of the first super-models Suzy Parker photographed in Morocco in the 50's.
The book misses but the cover scores.

ArapahoeKati Sep 17, 2018

Quite a read, twisty and turny and well-written. When I wasn’t reading this, I was thinking about it.

JessicaGma Sep 06, 2018

It's a decent entry into the dangerous femme fatales (like Girl on a train or Gone girl) style of thriller, but it was a bit weird by the end. If you liked the others, you may like this one, but it was a bit.....wobbly by the end, and you just really want to punch the one character.

EvaELPL Aug 16, 2018

I picked this one up on a whim, and was delighted to find that it ticked all my boxes: rich sense of place, unreliable narrators, codependent female friendship, and the combined current of danger and thrill that shot through everything. This was one of those books I was disappointed to finish, because I just wanted to keep reading more of it, or something just like it.

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njwillso
Aug 05, 2018

Tangerine is about two friends who become entangled in a web of lies and deceit, with one always trying to out due the other.

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gbohomegirl7
Aug 05, 2018

I thought this book was pretty good at first. But by the time I got about halfway through, I could tell what was going to happen and didn't feel like watching it unfold. (I skimmed through the second half to see if it played out the way I expected or not--which it did.)

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lozza1401
Jul 25, 2018

This book is a combination of Talented Mr Ripley meets Casablanca meets Single White Female. I enjoyed the descriptive setting but felt there wasn't much distinction between the two points of view.

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KayK
Jul 23, 2018

Alas this would have made a quirky, interesting short story. Not enough guts to it to hold a 308 page novel. In her defense it does feel like the author has a better next book in her.

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rochellemc9110
Jul 20, 2018

Meh. I was hoping for more but I found it pretty boring and anti-climactic. Great setting though.

If you are looking for a gripping beach read, this book is it. If you have ever known a con artist and/or a pathological liar, you'll recognize that character and be appalled all over again. The tangerine of the title is a chameleon-like young woman who tracks down her former college roommate in Tangier. The plot, a cross between The Talented Mr. Ripley and the movie Body Heat, comes to its all-but-inevitable ending, leaving the reader hoping for a sequel to even the score. Or to place a call to Interpol. Don't want to give away too much....

Not "great literature" but a wonderful book to disappear into for a weekend jaunt.

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