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The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington
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Jun 03, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: modern-fiction
Read in June, 2009

By the end of the first paragraph, I was pulled into this book. I am drawn to first person narratives, and was delighted to find this particular narrator is a 92 year woman. Not a perspective you see very often in literature. (Actually, I don't think I've ever read a book where the protagonist is so old). The book felt very divided though. The first half is about the narrator and sets up her adventure. The middle then contains a narrative that she reads. After that, it sort of felt like a different book. I almost think more time needed to be spent in the second half. Strange things started happening so rapidly, I felt like I needed to catch my breath for a second. (But, perhaps that was the point!) I don't think I enjoyed the second half as much as the first half. I'm looking forward to the class discussion we'll be having on it next week.
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