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by Anne Michaels
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even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment
I'm hovering between four and five for this. A million stars for the sections narrated by Jakob, but I was less fond of the latter two or three narrated by Ben. Still, reading some reviews, I was expecting something more obfuscating than what I got. This hit my sweet spot of lyrical but intelligi...
The Book Magpie's Nest
The Book Magpie's Nest rated it 4 years ago
I'm hovering between four and five for this. A million stars for the sections narrated by Jakob, but I was less fond of the latter two or three narrated by Ben. Still, reading some reviews, I was expecting something more obfuscating than what I got. This hit my sweet spot of lyrical but intelligi...
Mellkoh
Mellkoh rated it 4 years ago
I picked this book up at a used book sale some time ago without really knowing anything about it other than what the liner notes indicated. Once I owned it, I'd hear it referred to by people as a sort of reference point for other writing, but had so many books on my "to read list" it hadn't quite ma...
Mellkoh
Mellkoh rated it 4 years ago
I picked this book up at a used book sale some time ago without really knowing anything about it other than what the liner notes indicated. Once I owned it, I'd hear it referred to by people as a sort of reference point for other writing, but had so many books on my "to read list" it hadn't quite ma...
My Reading Life
My Reading Life rated it 6 years ago
A wonderful book--please read!
ereksonj
ereksonj rated it 6 years ago
Halfway through. Remarkable. I haven't read anything since Donna Tartt where I was so convinced that the author knew her characters like they had -been- the characters. To know how to have the characters think some of these thoughts in the narrative sequence they appear in is mind-boggling.
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM)
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM) rated it 8 years ago
The most beautifully written book I've read in a very long time. And describing such horror - which makes the language used all the more powerful. It really is a very long prose poem, I think. It functions as a poem, in terms of the vignettes and how they resonate with each other. So many layers...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 9 years ago
Michaels has engrossing prose. She has wonderful descriptions. I got lost in them. In the problem is that the book doesn't really seem to go anywhere. It's almost as if you are waiting for it to really get started but it doesn't. As I am writing this, I think that is the point of the book (or o...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it 10 years ago
Finely crafted poetic language does not a novel make, even when the central character is a Holocaust survival. Elie Wiesel's Gates of the Forest is a far better novel.
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 10 years ago
Literary ambrosia. This gets at least six stars from me. I stubbornly avoided this book for a long time because the promotional blurb just didn't make it sound appealing to me. I finally gave it a try so I could stop wondering why it won half a dozen awards and shows up on "must read" lists every...
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