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Rameau's Niece by Cathleen Schine
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May 04, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: first-reads
Read from May 04 to June 06, 2011

I received this book for free through the Goodreads First Read giveaway.

This book was a chore. Rarely have I encountered characters that I liked less. It's hard to tell if the characters are meant to be a parody of the over-thinky academic or not, but this is the perfect example of why a lot of people don't like academics (and I've read and loved a lot of books about the same). The structure and plot was as much of a deterrent as the characters. It's as though the author was intentionally trying to drive the reader away with the overwrought descriptions of how everyone is too smart to bother with the average and the mundane. Just not worth the time it took to read it, for me.
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05/09 "So far, this book is just excruciating. Rarely have I read a book where the protagonist is so blatantly unlikable, and I'm generally a fan of books about over-thinky academics. It will be a miracle if I make it halfway through."
07/10 marked as: read

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Betsy This could be my review!

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