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Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
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Nov 05, 12

bookshelves: unfinished
Read on November 05, 2012

I was looking forward to revisiting my old town through Chabon's words, but not enough to finish the book. The first 12 pages weren't bad, but then more characters are introduced and I lost interest. The plot meanders. Skimming some of the reviews here only clinches it: For a 465-page book, I would rather read something else.
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message 1: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Wilkins I'm halfway through this interesting NYT Magazine article about this book: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/mag...


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

Lisa Thanks!


message 3: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Is this one of those books that gets worse the more you think about it? It seems like your review keeps getting fewer and fewer stars. I hope you are able to find a good book soon!


message 4: by Lisa (new) - rated it 1 star

Lisa Yeah! I guess I've read a few duds lately, but I'm still thinking about Tell The Wolves I'm home, which I also finished recently, so at least there's that! :)


message 5: by Bill (new)

Bill Here's an ironic story: I was in Paris at the largest English-language bookstore called Shakespeare & Company and I thought "This reminds me of a bookstore on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley" when I looked down on a table and saw this book. I spoke to the Brit ant the register and told him this when he said "There is a bookstore in Berkeley, I hear, that is named after us."

Then it hit me, I used to go into Shakespeare & Company almost every week when I was a student at Berkeley.


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