Parallel stories with multiple characters.
She is easy to listen to and very likable. As she would say, I would like to go have a drink with her.
This book was told from the perspective of three people. At any given time, one of the story lines was fascinating. The other two were dull and I couldn't wait to get back to the one that was worth my time.
Yes - Hilde is a great character. She is likable and scrappy.
Hilde describing how she doesn't really have a problem with drinking - she didn't pass out, was just taking a nap. LOL
The tone of her voice was perfect!
The description of the girls experience on the train going from town to town.
I listened to this book in its entirety on a car trip. Very entertaining.
I love Bryce Courtenay! I haver read a few others and each one is better than the last. Not only does the story entertain, but the historical facts and interesting settings make me feel like I have gone somewhere and learned something new.
This was a very good book. I generally love historical fiction and this story is full of history. At times, some of the politics were a bit too detailed for me, but this was easy to over look. The story line of the main characters kept the pace moving along nicely.
There are way too many sad and depressing things happening in this story. The writing is good, but not good enough to make me want to finish.
I have read a few of Nick Nornby's books and always enjoy him. So far, this is my favorite. He is so witty and funny. I highly recommend this book.
While much of the writing is smart, I kept waiting for something significant to happen. The main character became more and more unlikable as the book went on.
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