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Great House by Nicole Krauss
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Oct 24, 2011

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Technically I have not "read" this book. I am on page 33 and not compelled to go further unless I hear from one of you, my goodreads friends, that I should.

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message 1: by Becky (new)

Becky Excellent decision! I read it and did enjoy some of the chapters and characters, but overall, I kept waiting to get more out of it. That made for a very frustrating read. Frankly, this book reminded me of one of those "art" exhibits that is a pile of rocks in a corner. Lots of people see that as an amazing and wonderful piece of "art," but it's still just a pile of rocks. That's how I thought of it, but I know other people really liked it.

message 2: by Jenny (new) - added it

Jenny I'm so glad you said this. SInce it was a National Book Award finalist (or winner?), I thought it might be worth getting through for a great payoff. But from what I read and your description, it doesn't sound like the book for me. Such a disappointment, too, since I really enjoyed History of Love.

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