Just lost interest in it... yes, there's some mystery, but there's no pull. It's not at all engaging the way his other book, "The Book Thief" is.
I loved The Book Thief and hoped this would be good. It wasn't. I might read reviews of his other books, to see if anything else was rated as well as The Book Thief.
I don't remember having much of an impression of the narration. I stopped listening to the book about 2 months ago and wanted to write this review to share my opinion with others before they pay for the book. I think the narration was ok.
No. I quit listening to it.
Not all books are great. Reading an ok book just helps me realize how special and great the good books are. This is not one of the great books.
The mysterious nature of the interwoven stories. The characters.
That it didn't solve everything. I so enjoyed it, I bought it for my father on his Kindle. We can discuss it together.
The semaphore communication system is intriguing. We communicate around the world from our smart phone on twitter.... the semaphores reminded me of what life used to be like. slower, methodical, somewhat limited, somewhat less frenetic.
yes. I ended up saving it at times... telling myself, "you can listen to the book again, after you've done this dreaded thing that you're avoiding." Then I'd hurriedly do the dreaded thing so I could return to the story.
Yet, I wanted to rest between chapters/stories as well. To let their philosophy sink in. To mourn some of the characters, or what I'd learned about the time perios.
So very glad that it's been reissued. I would not have discovered it unless I saw Neil Gaiman Presents' list of his favorite books to re-issue.
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