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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Just read...

Last night I finished reading The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. I thought I would love it. I read rave reviews by bloggers and critics alike, but to be honest it took me well over 3 months to finish it. Normally I am a quick reader but it felt more like a core in high school than a novel I cannot stop reading.
It is beautifully written and exhibits one of the most creative writing I've ever seen, but for me the story was not engaging enough. I do recommend it though! The perfect novel for curling up on the sofa with a hot cocoa on a chilly spring evening.

"Fourteen-year-old Alma Singer is trying to find a cure for her mother's loneliness. Believing she might discover it in an old book her mother is lovingly translating, she sets out in search of its author.

Across New York an old man called Leo Gursky is trying to survive a little bit longer. He spends his days dreaming of the lost love that sixty years ago in Poland inspired him to write a book. And although he doesn't know it yet, that book also survived: crossing oceans and generations, and changing lives..."

Next on my list is a book from Nicole's husband Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Did you read anything good lately?

6 comments:

{ I V Y } said...

lovely !

Laura said...

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kirstyb said...

great post. i might buy a copy just to see. I do love reading x

Elisa, Croatia said...

I love reading, thanks for the "intro into the book" sounds intriguing. I'm currently reading, a book by Tony Parsons, "My Favorite Wife". Fictional. About a couple who move from London to China with their 3 year old daughter.

I read slow as I have to keep up with my own 2 year old!

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Oh bummer you didn't love it. I just adored that book. Such amazing writing! xo

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Elisa...My favourite Wife... sounds interesting, let me know how you like it! :)

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