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Funny Accent: A Novel

3.28  ·  Rating Details  ·  25 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Funny, sophisticated and fiercely intelligent, 32-year-old Anna Schopenhauer has one weakness: men old enough to be her father. Heading home to Scarsdale for her father's 70th birthday party, she wants to break the pattern and plots revenge on a family friend--the first older man in her life--about whom she has written a recently published short story in The Atlantic Month ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published June 2nd 2001 by Picador
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Jan 24, 2016 Liz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have the vague impression this was an okay book, but it's completely left my probably not fantastic in my opinon.
Sep 23, 2007 Leanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just finished reading this and thought it had some thought provoking chapters. The beginning of the book kept me attentive as you find out about Anna's published story. I liked that she was not frail from her early childhood experiences and was attempting to make some sense out of her life's journey. I didn't really find that I had anything in common with the characters, but even though I couldn't relate the author's style of writing kept me interested.
The evolution of the lives of these people
Thoroughly interesting. Frank, wry and strangely sincere, though the ending left me feeling a bit at loose ends. The mild lack of resolution fit the tone of the entire novel though, and it's grown on me the more I've thought about it. It's like real life; things happen, and eventually you move on, because hey! things keep on happening. I got a few days' musing out of this story, and I love when that happens. It's great when a story sticks in your head.
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Aug 14, 2007 Ian Victor rated it really liked it
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I loved the sardonic conversations between all the characters. Every dialogue was witty, clever and oozing with sarcasm. It's a book about relationships - mother and daughter, father and daughter, husband and wife, boss and subordinate, mistress and lover, rapist and victim.

Very good read
I liked this book, though I felt frustrated at the pace. Not much happened, but a LOT was revealed.

It was a deeply philosophical book...more than I thought it would be. That was a pleasant surprise.
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