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The Infinities by John Banville
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Apr 20, 2010

did not like it
Read in April, 2010

I was looking forward to this book because I thought the story concept was interesting. However, the story totally fell apart under the EXTREME weight of similee and description. I listened to the audio version and couldn't get to the story because so much time was spent establishing mood. No object or person esecaped a minimum 3 sentence description chock full of metaphores.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good descriptive phrase, and metaphores are a good thing -- but a bit of restrait would have been a better thing. This book was so out of balance, it really started to get on my nerves. In fact, by the time I was half way through tape four of a six tape audio book and still bogged down in description and atmosphere, I gave up and stopped listening. And this is only the third time I have done so out of the last 200 books.
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Janice Boychuk I'm in the same boat! The narrator is great, could listen to his voice all day long, but I'm soooo bored!! Disk 5 of 8... Surprised I got this far, but going no further! You summed up my thoughts perfectly.

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