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Good Things I Wish You by A. Manette Ansay
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Oct 03, 2009

really liked it
Read in September, 2009

To be fair,

I love A. Manette. I have read everything she's ever written, and I own most of it. I have her books ranked in my head, and one is in my top ten books ever.

This one falls in the experiment category. I really like it when authors break their usual molds. I want them too. There is nothing I hate like reading the same book over and over with different characters (hello, Mary Higgins Clark, I am talking to you).

The experiment mostly works. The central idea, that desire is much more powerful than achievement or gain is unique. I haven't seen this explored much. I am also not an expert in the Brahms/Schumann connection. I liked how she chose to narrate this, and I like what's left up in the air because to resolve it neatly would ruin the book. I also liked the photo collages, and how this line of text added to the story.

The modern character works for me, but I was less sure of her guy, Hart.

I'd recommend the book generally, though ;)
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