I tried, I really did. After Beloved, I thought I had turned a corner on my animosity for the magical realism sub-genre. Then I read this book and I just give up. There are hours of my life that I wasted reading this. (I know for some people, this is their favorite book ever, and if that describes you, just move along, there’s nothing for you here. Just turn around and never look back.) I bet you’re wondering what this book is about. So am […]
I bought this book over four years ago based purely on this review. I didn’t actually get around to reading it till last week, when I decided that the movie preview looked intriguing, and that I should read the book before seeing the film. Having read the book, I definitely still plan on seeing the movie, if only to see how they turned this mess into a coherent, focused story line. Full review.