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Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
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May 06, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: mainstream, fantasy
Read from April 29 to May 01, 2010

This book was not a pleasure to read, it was a chore. Helprin is in love with description and is mightily impressed with his vocabulary and it shows. Page after page of similes, metaphors, and more adjectives than I thought existed littered this otherwise ridiculous book.

I hated the story. It started out well, with a chase through the streets of old New York, but then the mysticism began and the story devolved (or evolved I'm sure many readers believe) into a salvation story that rattled the bones of believers and nonbelievers alike until all had risen and Christ himself was building a bridge from this world into all others. Blech.

I want the time back. And I deserve a certificate of completion for trudging through this stupid tome.
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message 1: by Cherise (new)

Cherise I always have the hardest time trying to figure out how you really feel! ;p

message 2: by CV (new) - rated it 1 star

CV Rick I do hide my feelings.

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