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I have not visited my native city of Prague for decades. For some reasons, this book starts in Budapest, not that far from Prague, but very different. Read morePublished 2 months ago by oldcaman
The best way to encapsulate this book is with the words of the great observer of human nature Robert Benchley in his wonderful short piece 'Christmas Afternoon', "In the first... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. Spooky
I am only 42% finished and not sure I will complete it. So far it's all about Budapest (which I visited a couple of weeks ago) and while some of the things mentioned made my visit... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rachel Wierda
Wordy and with uninteresting characters, I couldn't finish it. Disappointing, since I loved "The Egyptologist". Read morePublished 12 months ago by Nancy S. Cunningham
Very evocative and a great history lesson for Communist Budapest. Don't read it thinking you'll learn about Prague. It's symbolic!!Published 19 months ago by Karen Vereb
If writers write what they know, this man lives a shallow existence. But he writes pretty sentences which is what initially drew me in - that and the praise of critics. Read morePublished 22 months ago by BearsDancing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. I had never come across this author before, so I didn't know quite what to expect as far as writing style, etc. Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by P. Mitchell