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2.0 out of 5 stars So disappointed, Jan. 31 2011
This review is from: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel (Hardcover)
I really was fascinated by the premise of this book. I read multiple other reviews, many negative, on book club websites and was thus hesitant to buy it, but decided to go ahead. Unfortunately, this book is a mess and went nowhere. I have a feeling that Aimee Bender was trying to emulate the kind of world that Audrey Niffenegger did so well in The Time Traveler's Wife, and somewhat less successfully in Her Fearful Symmetry, but unfortunately she simply didn't succeed. I won't give too much away for those who go ahead, but I suspect that a lot of people who read this book will be just as baffled as me.
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