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All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost by Lan Samantha Chang
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Nov 01, 11

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Read in October, 2011

I'm pretty sure that every character in this book is emotionally damaged or stunted. How else can you explain that they were all making such a big deal out of the fact that one of the characters had an affair with their mutual professor when they were in grad school? The student was in his late 20s at the time, so I can't imagine that there was anything terribly unethical about it, except for the fact that one of them was married.

I don't know, it just seemed like much ado about nothing to me. Add that to all the pretentious droning on and on about poetry, and I'm not sure why I ever picked it up to begin with. Whoever wrote the jacket should win some kind of award, because he/she made it sound a lot more interesting than it actually was. Honestly, pretty much nothing happened in this story.

I think the title describes pretty accurately how I'll feel about the book in a month's time.
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message 1: by Matt (new)

Matt I love your last sentence.


message 2: by Jan (new) - rated it 2 stars

Jan Haha, thanks. Sometimes I feel like I'm too mean. :)


message 3: by Matt (new)

Matt You'd make a good editor. Not shying away from the truth is a skill.


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