If you like Harlequin Romances, predictable plot lines, two dimensional characters and bodice-rippers in general, this is for you. Unfortunately, it is not for me. You may want to skip this one.
The endless stream of consciousness, self delusional narration of the characters with no real point. Like listening to hours of Facebook entries. And Annie's voice turns a potentially sympathetic, albeit shallow, character into someone you wish would just stop talking.
I love Wally Lamb's writing, so no.
There are too many reasons to enumerate
If you are a Murakami lover, you know that this is not a simple, conventional story. It's a wonderful insight into his mind. I've read the book; however, the audio adds nuance and depth to the characters and story.
This was a non-taxing, easy listen. An interesting story - just a bit bland.
I am in the middle of Chapter 3, and although I found the musings of the concierge interesting and intriguing at first, listening to her micro analysis of everything in her life - from the placement of a comma to the death of her spouse, is exhausting. And her disdain for the "upper classes" is tiresome. She definitely needs a hobby. I will put the book aside and try again, because I do enjoy the other characters.
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