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The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt
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Read from April 02 to May 01, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

This one started out slow for me, but really developed in an interesting way. I truly felt for little Ludo/Steven/David who wondered his whole life who his father was and then decided that he was disappointed in himself for spending so much time trying to find "the one" rather than taking "the best one available." Cracked me up. And, his feelings toward his rather eccentric/genius/emotionally detached, but still caring, mother are complex and interesting. However, I think that while I loved some of the "style" in this writing...I could have done without some of the language/science/math lessons. This book probably could have been 350 pages instead of 530. I've heard that it helps if you've seen the movie "Seven Samurai."

Oh, and this book doesn't have anything to do with the movie of the same name with creepy Tom Cruise.
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