I bought the book because I thought the concept intriguing. I liked it--but I didn't love it.
I have a segment of friends that might enjoy this novel as much, or perhaps more than I did. And another segment that I would not recommend this book to at all.
She did a good job.
No. I would recommend that they read this. The author flips back and forth in different time periods as well as different points of view making it very hard to follow. I had to go sit in Barnes and Noble and read through the book for an hour to make the story really comprehensible. Sometimes I think the best books for audio are first person narratives, or at least stories told in a linear fashion. Maybe literary fiction novels with multiple threads are best left to the reader. That said, I'm glad I made the effort. It was a wonderful book.
Marie hiding from her German antagonist during the bombing.
He's very good.
I have enjoyed several of Louise Erdich's novels. This is the least of them. I was not engaged until almost one third of the way into the book. If not for Erdich's reputation I might not have continued on. The plot did pick up mid-way through, but in the end, I was still disappointed.
I found the narrators stilted diction stereotypical and annoying.
This might make a good movie. maybe.
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