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Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss
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I loved the novel at the start, but my focus on a particular aspect of the book started to shift my opinion about halfway through. One of the main characters has synesthesia, which allows a person to experience multiple senses in connection with one another (sounds as colors, hearing words as tastes, etc). I’m by no means an expert on synesthesia, but I am familiar and was frustrated by the seemingly unrealistic way it was used to move the novel’s plot. My reaction is somewhat irrational, since synesthesia is a phenomenon and can vary in ways that researchers still haven’t identified, but I’ve never heard of the condition disappearing and reappearing the way it does in the book, even when I looked for examples. As much as I still enjoyed the writing, it was very hard for me to feel engaged with the novel from that point on.

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April 13, 2016 – Started Reading
April 13, 2016 – Shelved
April 13, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016
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April 17, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Karen White That's too bad about the synesthesia. I'm such a huge fan of books that employ it cuz it's fascinating to me. Have you read The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake?

Shannon I haven't, but it's one I've really wanted to read for a long time! You should still give this a shot if it interests you, I think this probably bothered me more than it would most readers.

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