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I always enjoy Brookner, this one no different. It took me just a couple of days to read it, highly unusual for me unless I'm enjoying a book greatly. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robert Schneider
In my mind, there is no other author who so masterfully delves into the human psyche. Reviewers often write of Brookner's recurring themes of loneliness and isolation, but her... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lady O
Very well written and very true to the isolation of old age, but because of that a bit depressing.Published 17 months ago by amyemmers
Ugh. I read several Anita Brookner books years ago, and either my tastes have changed, or this is not up to her past standard. Read morePublished 18 months ago by JuJu
This was not one of my favorite Brookner novels. I really, really like her work, but this story didn't grab me as other stories have done. Read morePublished on December 1, 2013 by J. Cox
If you are looking for a pick me up I would not recommend this! I found it gloomy with the protagonist exhibiting very little richness in his inner life in fact, I did not like... Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by enid4
Paul Sturgis is in the twilight of his life. He's retired, well-situated, financially comfortable--and alone. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by meeah
For years I have waited avidly for a new Anita Brookner. My first was Hotel du Lac & I was thrilled when, on a tour, the original hotel was pointed out to us. Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by Muriel B. Manuel
This book is not a pick me up. It's serious, sad and quite frankly, a bit redudant in that it repeats itself. None of the characters are likeable or all that sympathetic. Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by Diva W