`The Apprentice' is supposedly a mystery story but the plot is incoherent.
Unless you really go for this kind of stuff, I wouldn't recommend wasting hundreds of dollars on one of the few copies available.
By page 200 I had finally reached a point where I was somewhat interested in what would happen to the main characters.
I tried to go into "The Apprenitce" with as open a mind as possible despite a lot of negative comments. As a story, it was a bit far-reaching in what it tried to do... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Justin Chin
If you want lengthy descriptions of snow, snow and more snow (oh yes, a storm with snow in it too), and characters who lack names, and a murder, and not much at all happening (or... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Prof Lesa
After having been exposed to an avalanche of adds in the Washington Post, that cleverly juxtaposed literary ability with it's author's prominent membership in the current Bush... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Quinton Fox
The dust cover says it is elegant writing. Technically, perhaps. I found the plot and story and details absolutely puerile. Read morePublished on February 15, 2011 by Hammurabi
Let's get a few things straight:
1. I'm not American
2. I'd never heard of Libby before reading this book
3. Read more
This was a very interesting book to read. I like to read certain books based on the season, so that I can relate better to the atmosphere the characters are in. Read morePublished on December 28, 2008 by VaNessa
Judging this book on its representation of Japan is wrong. In fact, it's stupid. Japan is simply the setting. Read morePublished on August 13, 2008 by sb
At the risk of conflict between me and almost every other reviewer of this novel, I would have to say that I enjoyed this book immensely. Read morePublished on October 22, 2007 by Madi
I couldn't recommend this book less because there is no option for no stars. Forget the bad prose and the total 'orientalism' of the plot (sad! Read morePublished on October 19, 2007 by Amazonian