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I loved this story. I was astonished at the economy of Shipstead's language. I love understated writing telling a big juicy story. Also, the characters are luscious and a treat to spend time with. I don't know what else to say without bubbling over with spoilers.
Also, the narrator nails the dry tone. Yay good narration!
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I picked up Astonish Me after listening to a review of it on National Public Radio. The reviewer really liked the book, and it seemed like it would give me a glimpse into the (unknown to me) world of classical ballet. Two thirds of the way through the book I decided I could use my time more wisely and abandoned it. This is very unusual for me - I am a stick-to-it kinda gal. I found the reader's presentation to be ostentatious and pompous, when the story had very little pomp about it. Overall, I sum it up this way: I gave up, unastonished.
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