Francisco Papaleo Papaleo itibaren chak No. 239/E.B, Pakistan
it's the simple, lyrical prose that pushes the book. we all, even those living what seem to be plain lives, have problems, and Haruf artfully shows how people deal.
Definitely the worst of Sebold's work. I anticipated better from her.
Ok, maybe like 1,5. But seriously, I feel like I've read a different book from everybody else that rated it. Don't think I'll be continuing with the series.
The book I read did not have this dumb cover. But it was a great dumb love story (that takes place in Italy! Wow!), and if you are going to the beach, you should just go ahead and take this one with you.
Even though I know this is a great book, I'm not a huge fan. Maybe it's because I hate rats. I can't articulate the real reason...I usually really like novels about dystopias. I think it might have to do with the fact that the others I've read maintain at least a shred of hope. Here, though, there's none. There's no redemption, there's no humanity, just constant paranoia and persecution. I appreciate it as a piece of literature, but I didn't like it.