I enjoyed reading this, but it is a frustrating book. It is a string of anecdotes of the author's nomadic existence from the fall of communism to recent times. I am interested in eastern Europe, and that was the book's appeal to me.
However, a lot of it is fairly pointless. Many of the anecdotes sound as if they are going to lead to something bigger - but don't. She sleeps in her car in the middle of the night in the mountains. She wakes up to find two men watching her. What's about to happen? Er, they tell her her radiator is leaking a bit, top it up and she drives home without any further trouble.
The characters are mere ciphers for the most part. What's the difference between Bill, James and Stephen? They are just names. The enigmatic Sydney, her first husband, is another case in point. He is scared of moving to Sarajevo - a point which is emphasised - but he arrives and is fine about it. Later she divorces him. We don't know why.
I think she needed a better editor. However, I got it for free, so I can't complain too much.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 855 KB
- Print Length: 276 pages
- Publisher: Delfryn Publishing and Consulting Inc. (Aug. 12 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009KFI3IM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 103 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,188,678 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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