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The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
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May 28, 12


As I started reading this book I thought I had read it before...then I realized that I had started it previously but put it down after about 50 pages. Something about it hadn't clicked for me the first time but I had ordered it from the library again without realizing it and so decided to give the book a go again since it was a holiday and I had a free afternoon. This time I got through the whole book but I'm not terribly excited that I did. It's basically a book about an affair between two people, told from the perspective of the female, Gina. What I find a little incredulous is that the reader never really finds out much about this main character...we find out about Gina's family members and her dissolved marriage, but I can't really say I have much of an idea what she looks like or who she really is. The book centers on Gina and yet I feel as though she stays just out of vision of the reader. The focus is who she is telling us about and so Gina becomes very abstract at times. I ended the book not really knowing if I liked her or not. That said, it's written in an interesting manner and the connections she displays are compelling along the way.
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