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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No Drama Here, January 27, 2010
This review is from: Brooklyn: A Novel (Hardcover)
Like one of the previous reviews, I kept waiting for something dramatic...anything dramatic...to happen. The main character did what she wanted to do, or occasionally what she didn't want to do...BUT it ALWAYS turned out okay...not exactly like real life. the whole storyline is completely unrealistic...She needs a job and a room in America...the priest arranges it for her. She goes to her FIRST Friday night dance...she meets the boy she will eventually marry. She starts night school classes (paid for by the store she was working in???)...immediately rises to head of the class and passes with the highest of grades. A death occurs in in Ireland...the store gives her more than a month off to return home. She is reacquainted with a man from home and he falls desperately in love with her. I mean...come on...this book does not give a very realistic picture of what an immigrant's life was like. and the scene of Miss Fortini watching her change bathing suits? The author introduces it and then completely drops it. Why? probably because he thought it would give the book some spice, like the "first time" scene between her and Tony. Dull book.
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