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This is one of my very favorite books of all time. It is about four characters, thrown together by various aspects of chance, during the "emergency" under Indira Gandhi in 1970's India. At first, when you meet each of our weary wanderers, you won't necessarily like them, but you will be intrigued by them. You understand when they don't like each other-- but as they go thorough their journeys and tell you their past, you come to care about them and watch as they struggle to make it in a world full of weighty problems and social issues. Ok, sounds dumb when I try to explain it. Just read it. It's beautiful.
Sometimes I can ramble on about how I believe reading books is a social thing. How I shared an experience with many people, most I didn't even know, reading Harry Potter and Twilight, for example. I'm in a book club, a very social book club. And the whole librarian thing - I can connect with kids over the title of a book. And then there are books like this one. They get better if you have someone, or a group of someones, you can talk with about the book. It's a good book, has a lot to say, and even more if it's shared. At least for me.
This is one of the few times that I'm going to say that the movie version of this is probably better than the book- and I haven't seen the movie. I hate saying that when this book is supposed to be so fantastic, but I just had the most difficult time getting into it. Wolfe is writing about the Ken Kesey and the years that Kesey spent on LSD and he writes the book as though he's IN the community, as if he's ON the LSD trip and I just couldn't do it. The scattered thoughts and the random phrasing kept distracting me from the journey.
Jasper is a clever, clever man. The plot of this book is interesting and solid, and really - I mean it - Jasper is so clever I'd name my kid Jasper if it made him that smart. I just couldn't get that into Thursday's world for some reason. That said, I think I'm going to try book 2...
This novel held my attention with three very interesting subplots: the life and travails of a Russian Jewish refugee who escaped the pogroms of the early 1900s, a misanthropic woman who claimed to be the long lost Anastasia Nikolaevna, and the struggles of an honest German detective against the increasingly political police force fashioned by Hitler's socialist party. They all revolve around a series of murders which threaten to destroy all of them as Germany hurdles toward its Holocaust and the beginning of World War II.
Cute, and surprisingly laugh-out-loud for me. It finally got exciting halfway through, but it had me a little hooked from the start. Felt like a first pulished novel, not cohesive, and all that but I did like it. Unfortunately it's just another one of the same. YA knows not originality!
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