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message 1: by Gary the (new)

Gary the SophistiCat TV is definitely more interesting these days!


message 2: by Shereen (new)

Shereen Thank you. I couldn't agree more. The best I can say about this book is it was only 4 CDs looooooooooong. I think I'll watch something really stimulating, like "Dance Moms."


message 3: by Maud (new)

Maud Van Loenen I completely agree. I was totally agitated after finishing this one. What a drag.


message 4: by Barbara (new)

Barbara I wish I had read your review before buying this book. Ugh.


message 5: by Kkop12 (new)

Kkop12 I had trouble with this one to. I was looking for reviews of 2-3 stars to see if someone else was confused as well.


message 6: by Maud (new)

Maud I´m with you, too... wondering if the 5star reviewers understood or if they just chose to remember they did.


message 7: by Steve (new)

Steve Hardy Couldn't disagree with you more. The characters in my opinion are not thin but rather not so exaggerated or sentimentalized as seems to be the case for the majority of fiction at this time in history. The writing flows beautifully and has an aesthetic sense of perspective. What Julian Barne's creates in this narrative has much in common with The Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood - recent recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.


message 8: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Wieting I agree that this book had some wonderful writing and insights but the twist at the end....WTH?


message 9: by Auntjenny (new)

Auntjenny Steve wrote: "Couldn't disagree with you more. The characters in my opinion are not thin but rather not so exaggerated or sentimentalized as seems to be the case for the majority of fiction at this time in histo..."

I like Atwood. But I don't understand your comparison to Barnes. Granted I finished his book quite a while ago, but his writing is very different from hers. She's more of an idea writer...she builds upon fairy tales (The Robber Bride)... I felt like Barnes was trying to make something out of nothing, like his story was kind of stupid and he probably knew it so he fluffed it up with pretty and insightful writing but he was ultimately unable to mask the fact that the story was just kind of awful . Really felt like I'd wasted my time with his book. I've read two Atwood novels and would read more but I'm avoiding Julian Barnes.


message 10: by Maya (new)

Maya Totally agree. That one quote is the only reason it wasn't a complete waste of time.


message 11: by Lillian (new)

Lillian I think you missed the point.


message 12: by Auntjenny (new)

Auntjenny Lillian wrote: "I think you missed the point."
OK. What point did I/we miss?


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