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The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
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Nov 02, 2011

it was ok
Read in November, 2011

Boring. Other than a few well-constructed, lyrical paragraphs, I never grew to care either way about these characters. You would think a novel about an affair would have some romance, or give some deeply felt reason for the attraction. But here we see this relationship from the beginning to its current, undefined state of both partners having left their marriages, and now - what? We never really know. Even the partners don't seem convinced about why they've started up with each other: we get the impression that, because they fell into bed together after drinking too much one night on a business trip, they began the affair to justify the one-night stand. To prove they are not the kind of people to just have "one-night stands". The woman, Gina, tells us how much she desires Sean, but we never feel her passion. Or his passion for her, if it even exists. I found it very sad, while not at all profound.
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message 1: by Iva (new)

Iva same here. just didn't buy it, so to speak.

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