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I have no idea how it happened, maybe it was after I restarted the book for the third time. After the first two times I thought I was in the groove of the book. But after round three I was still completely lost.
I was put off by the back and forth narration. That might have been one cause of my overall confusion. Heather Lind has a beautiful voice. Almost hypnotic. I had to pinch myself a couple of times so I would sit up straight and be an active listener.
It could have been I didn't listen to this book from beginning to end in one sitting. Maybe, but I usually follow most other books.
I think it was the story. A long, slow moving story.
Still love Jennifer Egan. Just not this one.
27 of 29 people found this review helpful
I can't put my finger on why I like this book so much. Anna proves to be a three dimensional character and the men in her life interact with that beautifully if not somewhat unexpectedly. The narration is executed with rich texture and the tone really helps to illuminate some of the era's slang.
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