Alicia Foor Foor itibaren 6904 ML Zevenaar, Hollanda
I really love how Connolly added some well known fairy tales into the story but twisted them in his own way.
One of my favorite authors who writes about relationships. I enjoyed this book.
Book gang was tonight. Seems most were lukewarm on this one, but it did inspire some good discussion. (and I do spill some plot secrets below, so you've been warned) This had its good parts where the reading went quickly, and its semi-boring parts where I struggled to keep my eyes open. I haven't seen the movie, so my reading wasn't influenced by it at all (aside from picturing Kate Winslet in the role of Hanna). But I did know the big "twist" (i.e. she can't read), and I think maybe it would have been more interesting to have that sprung on me. Ditto the nazi connection. Although I was glad for its shortness, I think we all would have liked a bit more here. More on Hanna, in particular, and answers to the many questions that the narrator was left pondering. Perhaps we were all spoiled by Oscar Wao, which shifted point of view throughout the story, so you got to hear and see everything from every possible angle. That would have been nice, I think. But this is meant to be one man's very one-sided memories. And for the most part, Hanna, the most intriguing aspect of the book, is left a mystery.