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The Sorrows of an American by Siri Hustvedt
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did not like it

I don't usually dislike books as much as I dislike this one.

Profoundly boring. Full of false profundity. Premise of the story is so weak I want to put the word in quotes to highlight just how weak the premise is. Characters not very interesting (given to caricature or melodrama) and given to delivering long speeches. Narrator is nominally male but the voice is manifestly female. I'd love to read a story about Norwegian immigrants in this country, but this is not that book. These NYC types are cliched and uninteresting. I wish writers were banned from writing about writers. Dreams. Memory. Death of a parent. Secrets. Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring.
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Reading Progress

November 20, 2009 – Shelved
January 7, 2013 – Started Reading
January 18, 2013 – Finished Reading

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