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Of Bees and Mist: A Novel by Erick Setiawan
Of Bees and Mist: A Novel by Erick Setiawan
3.0 out of 5 stars Whimsical story, June 15 2010
This was a very strange book for me. It was very whimsical in the fact that the author chose not to set it in a recognisable place or time, so that mostly it was distracting for the reader as they try to figure out where it was set or when it was set. The second thing that was peculiar was the author's science-fiction bit of mist and bees figuring in the characters' lives- or maybe it was fairy-tale like. In any case, this was a 'normal' story of families that don't get along and set apart by the mist and bees. Read it if you don't mind the fantastical details!
The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring!, Feb. 26 2010
This book was very disappointing! Having read Pamuk's other works I settled on a couch to get into this 500+ page tome. I made it to page 312 before I realised that sadly this book was going to go nowhere. The main character is an insipid boring infatuated 30 year old who pines away for his 18 year old relative for 8 years. I wouldn't waste my time with this boring story.
Dutch Wife by Eric McCormack
Dutch Wife by Eric McCormack
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An unputdownable book!, Jan. 4 2006
Told by a Canadian author who's trying to complete his book, this is a story of his ill neighbour, Thomas Vanderlinden, a man who tries to understand his mother's decisions in love and marriages. Our narrator who becomes the confidante of Thomas's family history finds out how Rachel, Thomas's mother, married two men, both called Rowland Vanderlinden. The story involves "husband-swapping, anthropological adventures in Peru and the South Pacific, true love lost to the claws of death, plague-ridden shiploads of exotic animals, a town populated by one-legged Scotsmen, and more".
The Dutch Wife is a brilliantly conceived novel that doesn't fail to provide a realistic and absorbing… Read more