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To the Wedding by John Berger
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May 02, 2011

really liked it

I have read Berger as a source for my art History degree and found his writing insightful and thought provoking but he does need work to get to the gist of his criticsm. I've never read his fiction.
The rhythm of this book is a bit difficult to start with. Other readers have found it hard to get into. I would recommend reading this in as short a space of time as possible. This helps to keep the rhythms and stories fresh in your mind so you don't have to work to pick up the thread again.
So having said that I enjoyed this book and found the story wonderful.
A blind beggar in Greece is listening to voices he can hear but it becomes apparent these voices are not in front of him and at times he is almost like a radio tuning in to the strongest signal.
The main thread is that of a girl's story and of her seperated parents individual journeys to attend her wedding in Italy. I enjoyed the descriptions of the journeys and particularly the father's journey on his motor bike across the mountains.
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Reading Progress

May 2, 2011 – Started Reading
May 2, 2011 – Shelved
May 8, 2011 – Finished Reading

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