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Boring, Self-Indulgent Whine of a Novel

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-08

This novel is UNBEARABLE. Especially as an audiobook. I had to force myself to listen to it, hoping it would finally get interesting but no such luck. If you would like a dissertation on the Israel/Palestine conflict, this book is for you. If you would like plot, character development, humour or substance, than skip this title. It is actually painful to get through this--I don't know why I thought a book about sad literary men would be interesting, but as an English professor I thought it would at least be relevant and en pointe. It is not. Do not waste your time on this.

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Tedious and Self-Pitying

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-08

The novel wallows in the shallow glamour of her life, turning a rare and privileged childhood into an excuse for poor decisions. There are interesting anecdotes here, and a few sharp insights, but mostly the author whines about the lack of attention she received and how that justifies her weak character--and plotting!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful