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The Island of Bicycle Dancers by Jiro Adachi
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Feb 11, 2008

it was amazing
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Read from June 02 to 06, 2010

I've been putting off reading this book because the reviews were so tepid, but I absolutely loved it. I enjoyed the rich texture of all of the characters and the commingling of their ethnic backgrounds and attractions to one another. I also really loved the backdrop of the East Village and the city as a whole for this novel -- it sort of felt like a sexy, sad, incredibly modern fable of the fluctuating life of new immigrants who are trying to create a different kind of American dream.

I loved it. I've been feeling disappointed by my last couple of book selections, but I'm satisfied with this one.

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06/04/2010 page 135
56.25% "Not sure why this got such low reviews -- I am really enjoying it."

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