Although sometimes a little wordy and expansive in philosophical insights there is a balance between the characters. I found myself smiling while listening and sad when it was over.
I belong to a book club and many of the members didn't like the book. Two of the most avid readers in the group said they just couldn't get into it - they tried.
On impulse I went to see the movie (in French) with one of these two women. OMG she LOVED it.
So my conclusion is this story needs a performance or a very zen reader.
a few books are life-changing....this one was for me. it starts off slow but 1/3 of the way through the book it becomes wonderful. it is a story about the power of love and friendship to change lives. magnificent.
This book is overrated! Waste my money thinking I have brought a chic story for last nite, and it was a total disappointment! Can't wait ti delete it from my list
To be fair, I don't think I would have enjoyed this book in its written form either as I found (in particular) the little girl who is the main character very irritating. The narration was ok, I think - the book was the problem.
This is one of the loveliest books I've ever read. It is beautiful, compassionate, and full of surprises. I not only was sad when the book was over, but I missed the voices of the narrators. This is a philosophical book, and you often have to think and listen closely, but you won't be disappointed.
Wow. It's a lot of rambling and inner dialogue about philosophy, the burden of being smart and other musings. It's not a traditional story so listen carefully to the sample and you will see what you are getting.