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Wandering through fiction
Wandering through fiction rated it 4 years ago
This made me really uncomfortable in parts - very graphic, nonromanticised sex scenes make for difficult reading especially when it's asentences dropped in with very little warning.Found the relationship between Elias and Safia v odd, and quite stalkerish.Just didn't suit the mood I was in while lis...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it 5 years ago
Abridged version of my review posted on Edith’s Miscellany on 06 September 2013 The scene of The Hired Man is the fictitious town of Gost, a quiet place on the outskirts of the town somewhere in the mountains of Croatia. It’s Summer 2007. When the first-person-narrator Duro Kolak returns from hunt...
To Read Is to Fly
To Read Is to Fly rated it 6 years ago
Duro Kolak is 46-years old. He lives a quiet, solitary life in Gost, a beautiful, isolated town in Croatia. His two dogs, Kos and Zeka, accompany him on his rambles through the fields and woods, looking for game for his supper. He occasionally ventures into town to buy bread, or to have a drink at t...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 7 years ago
This book has so much going for it. So much. So it's difficult to slap three stars on it and say “meh, it was okay.” Because it was more than okay, but it wasn't. And it was worth five stars, but it wasn't. What a confusing review.First off, let me say the second half of The Memory of Love is p...
refurbishme rated it 7 years ago
I won this book as a first reads give away. I had a really hard time with this book. The author is extremely talented and there is some really beautiful writing but I found myself having to slog my way through it. The first 350 pages were riddled with so much unnecessary detail that I would go fr...
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