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A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
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Jun 06, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-in-2010, must-re-read
Recommended to A.U.C. by: Ethel
Read from June 06 to July 02, 2010 — I own a copy

Only with this book and with Jane Eyre did I finish and miss the story. But not the actual story; it was the characters, the narrator, and the tale that I missed. THAT is genius.

I learned so much from Amos Oz and his way of recounting his childhood. And some people say that they had trouble with the start of the book. I enjoyed it all! It's been long (and probably will be long) since a book has made me laugh out loud, although at the same time it was horribly depressing. It was a feverish read.

Anyways, I must re-read this. I learned so much, about everything (life, literature, Israel) thanks to Amos Oz's tale of love and darkness. I recommend it, and if you struggle through the slightly dull retelling of the Klausner history then, please, as a personal favor, get to page 300 at least. It's worth the time.

My favorite part? The characters.

(I was a privileged reader in that I was in Israel while I read it.)

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