Brina’s review of The Translation of Love > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Candace (new)

Candace Great review, Brina! :)


message 2: by Bianca (new)

Bianca Excellent review.


message 3: by Brina (new)

Brina Thank you, Candace and Bianca. I saw advance praise so I picked it up for myself :)


message 4: by Karen (new)

Karen Great review! It's on my list :)


message 5: by Brina (new)

Brina Thanks. My rating is low compared to most but I bet you'll like it.


message 6: by Brina (new)

Brina Thanks Madeleine. Hope you get a chance to read it.


message 7: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Good review Brina!


message 8: by Brina (new)

Brina Thanks Barbara. Hope you get this book as well.


message 9: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge You've got my attention. Adding it to the TBR.


message 10: by Brina (new)

Brina It's probably higher than what I rated it. I've read so many good books this year it's hard choosing my 4 and higher ratings. I hope you like.


message 11: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Nice review , Brina!


message 12: by Brina (new)

Brina Thanks, Angela. I liked your review, too; convinced me to try this book.


message 13: by Brina (new)

Brina Thanks again, Maddie :)


message 14: by Peggy (new)

Peggy Like you, I would give this a 3.5 to 3.75 stars, and I totally agree with your comments. I grew up in Japan between the ages of eight and eighteen, about five years after the time period described in the novel, and by the end of the book I felt let down that the issues had not been explored more deeply. There were loose threads that had not been tied up, and although danger was hinted at, it seems to me that the story just skimmed the surface of Sumiko's life without eliciting any emotion on my part, but perhaps it did in other readers. Interesting? Yes. Worth reading? Yes. The descriptions of post-war Japan were excellent and brought back a lot of memories; I just wish I could have cared more about the main characters.


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