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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

This reminded me a lot of the writing of Louis de Bernieres - bold depictions of places and times rarely visited by literature, an experimental style, and the end result a book that many will find ... Read full review

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User Review  - CarleyShea - LibraryThing

I don't know how to describe my feelings for this book. I didn't LOVE it, but I didn't dislike it at all either. The easiest way to describe it is this: when I was reading this book, I enjoyed doing ... Read full review

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User Review  - jaelikesbooks - LibraryThing

I read this hoping it would illuminate some of the things I was confused by in the movie. It kind of did a little, but then there were more confusing unclear things. It was good, but I struggled to connect with the characters. Read full review

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User Review  - marielreads - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed the premise of this book and loved the butchered language. This made it so much more interesting, although I could not fully understand some of the words as they were so randomly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

Everything is Illuminated b y Jonathan Safran Foer is a debut novel published in 2002. The protagonist, named Jonathan Safran Foer, travels to the Ukraine to see if he can find the woman that saved ... Read full review

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User Review  - joanasimao - LibraryThing

This one pulled me in all kinds of directions...at first you think it's going to be a serious albeit funny little story and then suddenly it turns VERY heavy and heartbreaking. Read full review

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User Review  - kmstock - LibraryThing

This book contains two interleaved stories. One of the stories is told by a present day Ukrainian who speaks somewhat unusual English, informed by a thesaurus in which he replaces the words that would ... Read full review

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User Review  - LucyHermy - LibraryThing

I appreciated this book for its creativity and consistency. But I found the plot dull and over-stretched, and the characters to be overbearingly quirky. Read full review

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As you read, you can hear the writer's voice clearly. No wonder it became a movie. Good use of language with grammatical errors to highlight English as a second language for the second main Ukrainian storyteller.
As for the story line, it wove in and out between two main characters and their forefathers. It highlights the cultural times. However, I felt it is better if viewed as a montage of many stories rather than one story that was packaged well. It's an entertaining read.
 

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User Review  - JennysBookBag.com - LibraryThing

This is a good one and I'd put it in the "borrow it" category. Read full review


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