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The Last Life by Claire Messud
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it was ok
bookshelves: abandoned

So far, I am not that impressed. Messud shows a lot of skills, but her over-the-top prose (with many words you only come across when studying for your GREs) seems ill-fitting when writing from the perspective of a teenage girl. I find it hard to connect to the protagonist, and now at page 285, I have stopped caring to know anymore.
One of the few books I have abandoned.
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Reading Progress

January 3, 2011 – Started Reading
January 3, 2011 – Shelved
Finished Reading
January 10, 2011 – Shelved as: abandoned

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message 1: by Linda (new) - added it

Linda Totally agree. When the 14 year old started quoting Camus, I really gave up.


Elise I would have quoted Camus when I was fourteen. Clearly, this book is for me.


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