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L'Amour soudain by Aharon Appelfeld
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Aug 04, 07

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Is it me? Was this a crummy book, or was it just that I was reading it in Hebrew? I can't describe how boring it was. I must have missed the point, somehow. Middle-aged spinster works as caretaker for terminally ill old man, sees him through illness and bouts of depression as he attempts to write his memoirs, they gradually fall in love. All 176 pages of that in Hebrew. Verbose, repetitive, BORING. I'm embarrassed to tell this to my Hebrew book club, of course, because I'm sure they'll reveal how it was really this incredibly profound book and I missed it because of my inadequate Hebrew. Oh, well.
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Jane I read it in English and I felt the same way. Couldn't wait to finish it.


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

K Oh, thank you! That's very validating to hear.


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