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Highly recommended to all lovers of world literature.
There are some very moving passages in this well written book that provides insight into tragic times now mercifully the stuff of history.
It seems like the story is drawn out and diluted to the point where I had to stop reading the book; it simply got boring.
Dark, as are all of Muller's novels set in Cheoscheu Romania, but so very well writtenPublished 2 months ago by C. Ring
This is the first book by Herta Mueller that I read. After 40 pages I wanted to give up, as it seemed a story with no sense, but I kept reading thinking that a Nobel laureate can... Read morePublished 12 months ago by LaurentG
Awful book, strange story and I read the last page with a feeling of disappointment and let down. Would not recommend!Published 13 months ago by J. WIDMANN
i purchased this novel for teaching a class in modern world literature. This was a graduate class in our Masters in English literature program at the University. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Gene Farrington
The opening sentences of Herta Muller's haunting novel, The Appointment, expresses what it must be like to live under an oppressive regime: "I have been summoned. At ten, sharp. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Richard A. Blumenthal
"The Appointment" is not an easy book to get to grips with. It was only about halfway through when things started to fall into place that I could disentangle its densely... Read morePublished 18 months ago by keetmom
The unnamed narrator of this work is a young woman working in a clothing factory in Ceaucescu's Romania. Read morePublished 22 months ago by sally tarbox