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The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold
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Jan 04, 2012

really liked it

Still need to spend some time mulling this one over. It reads too much like the inside of my head at some moments, and then throws me out the next. An immersive first person POV narrative, Mathea is the little old person we're all scared of becoming, but the book asks us why instead of discouraging becoming her. I would love to be able to read this in its native language, there are assuredly some nuances that get lost in the translation, which more than likely accounts for the areas I feel I'm getting thrown out. Overall a wonderful little novel that covers some very heavy topics about age, loneliness, death, and prompting us to consider why humans are so preoccupied with living "enough" and what really is "enough".

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Reading Progress

January 4, 2012 – Shelved
January 5, 2012 – Started Reading
January 5, 2012 –
page 15
January 6, 2012 –
page 40
January 6, 2012 –
page 40
27.21% "It's like reading into what I imagine I'll be thinking when I'm older."
January 7, 2012 – Finished Reading

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