As I read this story, there were few surprises or signs of genius. I felt uninspired and bored less than half way into it.
I gave this book the highest rating because I thought it was just a great story... or two. I enjoyed the ethnic flare, the personal drama, and human fragility. Eugenides weaves a story of 3 generations of a Greek family. This is a story of the old country, immigrations, and assimilation on a cultural as well as personal level. The characters are all wonderfully flawed and trying their best. The story line moves along and is punctuated with wonderful twists and turns. Enjoy!
this is a great story. i loved every minute of it. however, when i later saw that it is the abridged version, i was disappointed. i went and bought the book and look forward to hearing the whole story.
after listening to this story i grew to love most of the character so much that i hated to finish and say goodbye... so i listened to it a second time.
i had heard bits and pieces about many atrocities by the nazi's, but his author tells of these historical events through the eyes of ordinary human being, that are actually extraordinary!
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