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In essence, Mengestu has crafted a superb story about the storytelling experience.
Jonas, reflecting upon the need for a story as a way to find meaning, searches for the stories that make up his own life.
I put down the book to read something for work and realized I had no interest in picking it back up again.
I read 'All our Names' first and liked it so much that I got this book. I didn't enjoy this as much as a story; maybe because the other has a happy ending. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Patricia Stimpson
As an Ethiopian visiting the States, Mengistu's book gave me a new perspective of the diaspora from Africa. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Zenaye Teferra
Honestly the jumping and skipping around in this book made it so hard to follow. Also the wording was that of a man trying to sound too intelligent. Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Birgy
I will read everything he writes. Amazing how deep he is. I feel great when I can't put a book down. Read morePublished 14 months ago by cynthiawarrenclark
Presumably "modernist" novel about writing and story telling. Except the story is boring, the characters unsympathetic. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jack Kaufman
Dinaw Mengestu writes about the immigrant experience with a fresh voice. His characters are maddeningly real--no stereotypes here--and frustratingly self-destructive. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Alice M. Rivlin
In `How to Read the Air', author Dinaw Mengestu tells a few tall tales in an attempt to shed light on a singular man's perilous journey of self-discovery. Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by Andrew Ellington
My local library has books for sale and so luckily I found this one. This is a most beautiful story; this writer is STELLARLY good. Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by KateLovesReading