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The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
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May 03, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: mcbook, audiobook, fiction, lit-prize, blogged
Read from April 27 to 29, 2011

OK, I just didn't get it. I didn't care about any of the characters or their struggles. If the people had been interesting or even pleasant, then I could have bought into the search for Jewish identity. If the struggle to define identity as a Jew (or a Jewish wannabee) had seemed more universal, then I could have forgiven the abrasiveness of the characters.

As it was, there was no hook to get me into the story, and I remained uninterested until the end, which made no sense to me.

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Reading Progress

10.0% "Why am I reading this? (For book club. Right). I Don't Get It. Going to go read some positive reviews, and try to get in the right frame of mind."
50.0% "OK, this is the closest I've come to abandoning a book club book. I can now see something of who would be interested in this book. But it still isn't for me."

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