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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
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Aug 31, 2007

did not like it
Recommended for: people who like overhyped things
Read in August, 2007

This book, despite all of its stars and reviews and etc etc was a huge disappointment. It's rare that I don't finish a book but I became so apathetic to this one that by page 180 I just left it on the floor of my room and later returned it to the library. I have no interest to know how it ends. The characters ply you for sympathy in maudlin fashion and cliches drip off every page.

Here is a summary of the book: Hey! We're Ukrainian! We have a dark family past! But we're really sardonic too! Hey! Look at this writing, isn't it qual-i-tay? HEY! GIVE US AN ORANGE PRIZE! We're SO WACKY!

There, now you don't have to read it.
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Linda Louison I think this review carries very little insight into a different culture - especially in the way they speak and relate to each other. Absolutely insensitive.

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