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Choi can certainly write. Her characters are good.
They are fleshed out and they are fully understood.
The thing missing in this book was enough story. Read more
Long-winded. If you enjoy relatively good writing with a thin plot and hardly anything else to make you care about how it ends, this book is for you.Published 8 months ago by LSpin
The author does an amazing job of painting for us the thoughts of a strange character, who can only see the world from his own perspective and the turmoil it causes for him when a... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Brian G. Mason
A novel without much plot or dialogue needs a real prose stylist, and Ms. Choi does not seem to measure up.Published 22 months ago by G.S.
Wanted to support my local college alumni group so agreed to host a book club about this book. She is in residence now at the university in question. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Fair Warning
I must admit that it took some determination on my part to move beyond Part I of the novel. I confess that I am biased, and have an anti-conventional streak. Read morePublished on January 30, 2014 by shumkh
Susan Choi writes incredibly rich, detailed sentences. That's why it's such a shame that someone who is an obviously talented writer should spend so much effort expanding on an... Read morePublished on October 28, 2013 by Carlos
Talk about being one's own worst enemy! I found the character development very interesting in this novel. It was brave of Choi to make her protagonist so hard to like at first. Read morePublished on September 29, 2013 by Avid Reader
Choi's adaptation of a Unabomber like story, while a satisfying read in the end, is somewhat plodding in its duration. Read morePublished on February 25, 2013 by Ranger0912