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The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa
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Sep 13, 09

bookshelves: fiction, japanese-lit, sports, science
Read in May, 2009

Quietly touching novel about a young woman and her son who befriend a genius mathematician who, due to a tragic accident, has only 80 minutes of memory. A quick read, simply told, this book is nevertheless almost hypnotic and, like Ogawa's The Diving Pool, has an eerie staying power. I hope more of Ogawa's books are translated into English soon!

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Writerlibrarian Three stars. Good or bad? *g*

Trin Good! It's a three-star "I really really liked this (though I didn't love it)" rating.

Rating is hard.

Writerlibrarian Rating is indeed hard. They should have half star. three stars can be either good or bad. Why I asked. *g*
Three stars is also really liked it but not gonna read it again or be married to it for me.

Trin Right. I would give it 3 1/2 if I could. I liked it a lot; I think Ogawa is very talented, but I'm not overwhelmed by those feelings or anything.

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