Goldberg Variations

A Novel

Isaacs, Susan

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Goldberg Variations
A septuagenarian business owner evaluates her grandchildren as possible successors to her multi-million-dollar beauty empire, including New York movie studio editor Daisy, womanizing sports PR representative Matt, and religious Legal Aid lawyer Raquel.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
ISBN: 1451605919
Characteristics: 322 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jun 02, 2014
  • sass35 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

just finished reading the book and i liked the book accept for the ending which was predictable.the decision made by rachael was so unbelievable.i hope the next book is better

Apr 11, 2013

Disappointing and not as funny as her other novels. Not much of a plot, and the ending is implausible.

Dec 12, 2012
  • readlisten rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I have always enjoyed the books of Susan Isaacs, but this has been a surprising and disappointing exception. I cannot say that I detected a plot, but all the characters spent the entire book minging about their unhappy teenage years or unhappy childhoods - decades in the past by. Noone had a happy adolescence! Get over it! And stop making me read about it over and over and over again!

I did find fascinating the back cover photo of the author, who appears as a rosy, plump cheeked lady in her 30. Isaacs is, in fact, about to turn 70.

Nov 20, 2012
  • sylviastern rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Very funny!!

Oct 08, 2012
  • dcafk rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Susan Issacs' previous books were fun reads. Not this one. It was pretentious, boring, predictable, and no fun at all.


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