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Topic: The Borrower- Rebecca Makkai

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Subject: The Borrower- Rebecca Makkai
Date Posted: 8/20/2011 3:09 PM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2009
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Has anyone read "The Borrower"? I'm really interested to hear others' thoughts on the book, probably in part because I can't decide exactly what I thought of it. I was drawn in from the moment I read summary, and I stayed hooked on Ian and his life, but  I felt very unfilled. Sure there are tons and tons of works without resolutions, but this one hurt.  In the whole 323 pages, she could only make one really helpful comment to Ian. I'm torn between liking and dislking the novel, and part of me wants to just be content that it's thought provoking.   I'd be really interested to hear if anyone has read it, and what his or her thoughts are about the novel.