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The Island of Bicycle Dancers by Jiro Adachi
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Apr 07, 09

really liked it
bookshelves: new-york-city
Read in April, 2009

Another book on my reading journey through N.Y.C. I have always been interested in the lives of immigrant people in New York; however I was excited to read this book mainly because of the bicycle messengers. I thought they would be a wholesome granola-crunchy kind of group. I give this book a high rating because it was interesting for me.

I liked the story even though it was simple. I liked the plot line of a modern immigrant learning about America and its language through the lens of the city. I liked the surprise of finding out that the bike messengers are actually quite a salty bunch (watch out for bad language and, well, ahem). I liked the characters. So, for me, a four.

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