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The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2011_release_read, mainstream, read_2011

Heard very good things about this one and indeed the author can write and I kept turning the pages till the end because of that but the story left me cold. The atmosphere is pitch perfect and it shows the author's Eastern European roots but ultimately the book can be summarized like : s..t happens especially for people unlucky not to be born in the affluent West, some people cope better, some less so and everyone dies in the end. Though the book is not that dark in itself, but kind of pointless and a clear antithesis to the "can do" western ethos, so in that sense I found it a bit stereotypical, the people in Eastern Europe deserved their fate because the way they are not because of circumstances and that message - however unintentional - is a bit annoying.

I also found the Kipling gimmick just that a gimmick that did not work for me in the least
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Started Reading
March 12, 2011 – Shelved
March 12, 2011 – Shelved as: 2011_release_read
March 12, 2011 – Shelved as: mainstream
March 12, 2011 – Shelved as: read_2011
March 12, 2011 – Finished Reading

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