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Life: A User's Manual
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Geoff
Sep 05, 2012 Geoff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Another example of one of those rare works that seemingly contain Everything, Life does not lend itself to brief summation. Like one of those tiny foam dinosaurs that grow to a humongous size when soaked in water (is that really the best simile I can come up with? jesus...), after closing the last of its 600 pages I still feel it expanding. Just look at the appendices. Hundreds of characters, over hundreds of years, hundreds of stories, hundreds of interconnections, all planned down to the centi ...more
Leslie
Jul 08, 2012 Leslie marked it as to-read
Started and read about a hundred pages. The construction, taking you through a parisian apartment building and its tenants, their lives, interests, puzzles, relationships, but I was not motivated to stick with it. Maybe I will try it again another time. I would have preferred an Ebook where I could enlarge the print. I think the reading the print - size and inadequate white space - detracted from the experience for me. I also felt like it would be better, were i able to read it in French.
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