Yes, if they like an acerbic version of an English romance
Any Jane Austn, because of the funny class descriptions threading through a serious romance
Yes and he is terrific in this. He does the women's voices very well.
I loved the elephants. It was fascinating and moving. I cried sometimes. I told my friends the stories. I enlarged my conception of the animal world that I am part of. The author was sometimes a little too perfect but he was passionate so I forgave him. The Simon Vance is
one of my favorite readers, really good at accents and emotions without shouting at you.
All the elephants
I adored Cavelier and Clay. I was so disappointed. I love Michael Chabon but not this time. I found the story tediously boastful. So much hipness that means nothing in the story. Pretentiously over written, one extreme simile after another. And the reader was awful. I don't think a good reader puts lots of emphasis and irony into the reading.
The writing is okay except the sex scenes are so boyish and dull.
The characters become increasingly ridiculous and the ending is so unbelievable as to be pathetic.
Too much to slog through for a plot that could have been good.
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