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Kumiko Kitasako Kitasako itibaren Ashcherino, Vladimirskaya oblast', Rusya itibaren Ashcherino, Vladimirskaya oblast', Rusya

Okuyucu Kumiko Kitasako Kitasako itibaren Ashcherino, Vladimirskaya oblast', Rusya

Kumiko Kitasako Kitasako itibaren Ashcherino, Vladimirskaya oblast', Rusya

kikko

Wow, I'm surprised at the reviews on this site. I hesitated reading this novel because it was so overwhelmingly lauded, but picked it up for an podcast bookclub. After a few pages of adjustment to the author's style, I was completely hooked and wanted to take time from work to read. The characters, so far from my own experience, are well drawn. Not particularly likeable, but as a study in privilege and boredom, this is the character-driven book to read. (One tangent--one of the reasons why I didn't pick it up originally was because reviewers kept mentioning 9/11, and I didn't want to read anything too emotional. There was nothing moralistic or heavy-handed about the attack--and it served as a fantastic plot point for one of the characters.)