The Monsters of Templeton

The Monsters of Templeton

Book - 2008
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When, after a disastrous affair with her married archaeology professor, Willie Upton arrives on the doorstep of her ancestral home in Templeton, New York, the fifty-foot corpse of a monster suddenly surfaces in a nearby lake.
Publisher: New York : Voice/Hyperion, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401340926
9781401322250
1401322255
9780316434713
031643471X
Branch Call Number: Fiction Groff
Characteristics: x, 364 p. : ill., map, geneal. tables ; 25 cm

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RaquelMaria
Apr 06, 2017

I didn't like this book, I felt unpleasantly deceived by the author.

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jdrinca
Mar 08, 2017

The Monsters of Templeton were neurotic and unlikable. Lauren Groff is a good writer but she seems to be very impressed with how clever she thinks she is. I finished the book because of the good quality writing, but I was sorry I spent time on it.

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Novel_Librarian
Dec 03, 2014

This novel is an archaeological dig into a family’s past, a portrait of a town, a web of connections that includes a sea monster (yep).

I loved the writing - Groff delves into journals and letters and other primary documents from her fictional town's forebears, and does so masterfully.

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LDPBLM
Aug 16, 2014

I loved this book ! Without question , it reminded me of " Sacre Bleu " the same mix of historical fiction , weirdness , and charm ....

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h1906882x
May 02, 2011

This is another book which I'll read more than once.

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annspivack
Jun 28, 2010

I loved the author's writing style but this book was too gimmicky for me. I wanted Dandelion Wine and instead it felt more like Emily Giffin on halucinogens. If she'd written it straightforwardly, I think I would have liked it better.

BeyondBridgetJones Jan 26, 2010

76% approval rating from BBJ members!

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