Publish date: January 9th 2007
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Meh. I read this book because it is primarily set in Slovakia, and it was a drag. Its title character is a Romani singer, turned into a poet by Communist authorities after WWII, and based on a real-life poet named Papusza. (Zoli is about 20 years younger though, conveniently allowing her to be a sex...
From my Blog: http://msleighmbooks.blogspot.com/2013/09/bookends-bedside-tables-and-gypsys.htmlI didn’t realize “who” Colum McCann “was” until after I finished the book and realized his newest book is on the Man Booker Long List for 2013 (TransAtlantic is already on my to-read list, I felt like quit...
I know I should have liked this, but I didn't. I was bored, I couldn't connect with any characters, I couldn't get a glimpse of the setting, I read one long poem, and the most entertaining moment was Zoli losing a tooth--and that doesn't say much. I know there is a beauty in McCann's writing, but ...
While I read this book I grappled with my lack of understanding. This is a book of historical fiction; I could not make up my mind if I wanted to learn the details about the life of Romani poet Papsuza (1910-1987), on which this book is loosely based, or whether I should just read the book for the d...
I don't like the audiobook reader. Feeling like I was being rushed and I want audiobook to have soothing quality instead.
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