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User Review  - LibraryCin - www.librarything.com

1.5 stars I don’t even have a summary. There was a Ukrainian translator with horrible English. There was an author visiting Ukraine, who met up with the translator and they, along with the translator ... Read full review

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User Review  - serogers02 - LibraryThing

This book confused me so much. It was beautifully written and I really wanted to like it... but I didn't understand it. It was a little difficult to follow the plot through a series of letters, a ... Read full review

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User Review  - wweisser - LibraryThing

Got bored of this and gave up. The parts that take place in the present are quite amusing but the magical realism stuff just isn't my cup of tea. I think I'd rather see the movie. Read full review

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User Review  - ABShepherd - LibraryThing

I found the parts written by the interpreter as hilarious as claimed - at first. They got a bit old after chapter or two. I didn't much enjoy the "fable" type style which was used to tell most of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - ursula - LibraryThing

I'll say it up front: I just didn't like this book, and I'm having trouble expressing exactly why. The main plot revolves around a young American writer (not-so-coincidentally named Jonathan Safran ... Read full review

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User Review  - cherylwhatley - LibraryThing

a bit peculiar but interesting Read full review

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User Review  - Poindextrix - LibraryThing

An interesting read. I sometimes found it a bit trying, but overall enjoyed reading it. Read full review

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User Review  - SamMusher - LibraryThing

Couldn't get into this one. I only read the first couple of chapters before I gave up on the overly clever writing. Read full review

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User Review  - Bellenuitoeil - LibraryThing

Existentialist superiority at its most intolerable. Read full review

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User Review  - tintinintibet - LibraryThing

The first 50-100 pages were 5 stars, but it felt a bit immature when I got to the pages of ellipses. Read full review


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