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This is a difficult book. No let up as there were only unhappy characters.
Bitterly depressing. I've made it through three quarters of the book but cannot continue. I'm not one to give up on a book and I've read many intellectually challenging novels but... Read morePublished 19 months ago by mrsrobinson49
I picked this book up at the library, based on the premise, a mother who abandons her small son at a train station at the end of WWII. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Shirley S
I was disappointed because it was the opposite of what I had expected - too dispassionate. I think the story may have lost meaning and feeling in the translation.Published on October 26, 2012 by La Plume
Although this book was very well written and readable I did not particularly care for Blindness of the Heart. Read morePublished on October 6, 2012 by Mermaid
This book was very disappointing. Not enough explanation of why the characters did what they did. The end was too abrupt.Published on May 14, 2012 by Esther Stillman
After reading a number of holocaust books over the last several months, I bought this book at a book sale based on the Amazon recommendations. Read morePublished on December 15, 2011 by C. Ellen Connally
Very slow moving. Maybe it loses something in the translation. I'm 2/3 thru the novel, and it still hasn't approached Nazi acceleration and WWII. Read morePublished on June 12, 2011 by Kathleen M. Kerwin
The Blindness of the Heart, by Julia Franck, translated from the original German, which won the German Book Prize in 2007, is described as a "dark" novel of the history of a German... Read morePublished on March 3, 2011 by Buzz