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message 1: by Mikki (new)

Mikki I plan on starting this over the weekend. How are you enjoying it so far?


message 2: by Sue (new)

Sue It's an odd, though well-written book. I'm reading it on a friend's iPod so I'll finish it when I visit her probably next week. I just began part 2 which seems to have a different tone. I'm not blown away so far.


message 3: by Mikki (new)

Mikki Hmmmmmm...


message 4: by Sue (new)

Sue While I'm not blown away, I DO want to know what is going to happen in the second part.


message 5: by Friederike (new)

Friederike Knabe Sue, I had very similar reactions to you. Not overwhelming how he resolves the outstanding questions, although that made me give the novel 4 stars in the end. He writes very well, of course, but I wonder if he really cared what his readers would make of it all...


message 6: by Sue (new)

Sue I think that's probably contributing to my frustration. I have Nothing to Be Frightened Ofwhich I'm hoping (and anticipating) will be a bit more straight forward.


message 7: by Friederike (new)

Friederike Knabe I have not read that but look forward to what you have to say about it.


message 8: by Sue (new)

Sue Once again it's just a matter of when I'll read it.


message 9: by Asma (new)

Asma Fedosia Sue, I think I'd like to read this novel about "memory and aging", which I got a sense (!) of while reading your review.


message 10: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Sue wrote: "I think that's probably contributing to my frustration. I have Nothing to Be Frightened Ofwhich I'm hoping (and anticipating) will be a bit more straight forward."

I think it is, Sue. He's very open about his fear of death and how he feels about aging, memory and identity. He's also funny at times, despite the heavy topic.


message 11: by Sue (new)

Sue Teresa I have to say I'm loving the discussion at your review and it has help my thoughts and feelings about this book coalesce.


message 12: by Sue (new)

Sue Asmah wrote: "Sue, I think I'd like to read this novel about "memory and aging", which I got a sense (!) of while reading your review."

It is an odd book and really a novella. I encourage you to read and join the discussion at Teresa's review after reading (not before).


message 13: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Sue wrote: "Teresa I have to say I'm loving the discussion at your review and it has help my thoughts and feelings about this book coalesce."

Me too! Love it when that kind of conversation happens! It adds to my enjoyment and aids in a deeper understanding as well.


message 14: by Sue (new)

Sue So true Teresa. I've been doing somew group and buddy reads lately and i'm finding the discussions really helpful, especially for the more difficult or less accessible ones. It has enhanced my reading in ways I hadn't expected. And I'm definitely finding it with this book.


message 15: by Cecily (new)

Cecily It is definitely a thought-provoking book, and that effect continues after you've finished it. Like this review, perhaps?


message 16: by Sue (new)

Sue Absolutely.


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