From Publishers Weekly
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I am not really sure what this book of chronologically ordered short stories is even supposed to be.
Too many adjectives, too many heavy-handed similes and metaphors, too much telling at the expense of showing.
The short stories collected in the tome "Love and Obstacles" are connected by the narrator's character.
Although I read most of these stories when they were published in "The New Yorker" magazine, reading them again collected together made me realize the breath, depth and... Read morePublished 6 days ago by tony giffone
The most amazing thing to me is Hemon's flexibility in English. It's not only that he has a huge vocabulary, but it's, also, that he's completely at home with idiomatic English or... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jean Gross
Wonderful writing, clear, powerful, emotional. Speaks of the fears, challenges and life's unexpected stories. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Merima
Hemon at his best. His talent is maturing, and these stories, written while he was writing Lazarus Project, are less experimental and more moving than his earlier collection, a... Read morePublished 21 months ago by John Dayton
This series of short stories is a little less interesting than those in his previous books. However, the last story is autobiographical in a very unusual and surprising way. Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by Francisco de Agueda
I bought this book several years ago and finally decided to read it. However, thirty pages in and my attention just wouldn't stick. Read morePublished on December 29, 2012 by Katelyn Collison
This was a required summer reading book for school. Upon delivery I was impressed by the condition the book arrived in and upon reading it i was impressed by the authors talents in... Read morePublished on August 16, 2012 by Borwits
Emigration is hardest when it's involuntary and when you cannot return to your country of origin.
Alexandar Hemon, a native of Bosnia and now a Chicagoan, has based his... Read more
Alksandar Hemon is a Bosnian-American writer who immigrated to the United States at the beginning of the war in his homeland. Read morePublished on December 8, 2011 by Dr. Bojan Tunguz