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It is also beatifully written, clever, and funny.
I found the book a joy to read, never knowing when a little nugget from a previous chapter would pop up in another chapter/story in some totally unexpected way.
There are ten wonderful and oddly connected stories in this book, each told in a different voice and set in a different milieu.
Loved it. Barnes is a sharp observer of human nature and a good writer. I've given a half dozen copies as gifts.Published 18 days ago by RR in DC
This was utter garbarge---almost totally unintelligable in my estimation. This is one of the very few books I was totally unable to finish because it made no sense to me... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Margery Andrews
I think this is one of the best novels/short story collections written in the last 30 years. It is a pleasurable and deep reflection on human nature, on memory, on love, and on how... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Anton Matytsin
A curious little read....all over the place but focused at the same time. I would recommend that one take time to read this book and think about what it is saying.Published 8 months ago by Elizabeth Gillespie
I read this some years ago and my impression was that the author thought he was wonderful.
The only story I remember from this collection loosely placed through time, is... Read more
I enjoyed the humor. The stories were also very interesting but the last one was a little predictable. I would recommend this bookPublished 11 months ago by Joann Lutmer
Something to read to pass the time away. The White Tiger: A Novel was a better read and both where suggested at the same time.Published 13 months ago by Marcus Alan Melton
I've really enjoyed it so far. It bounces around quite a bit but each chapter sucks you back in within a couple of paragraphs!Published 17 months ago by Hope