Book Reviews of Heir to the Glimmering World

Heir to the Glimmering World
Heir to the Glimmering World
Author: Cynthia Ozick
ISBN-13: 9780618470495
ISBN-10: 0618470492
Publication Date: 9/1/2004
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Hardcover
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A book about the literal vs. the interpreted idea but with enough of a plot to keep the 'meta-exploration' balanced with an entertaining yarn. Though this 'glimmering world' is rather gloomy, destructive and claustrophobic, the overall story is a surprisingly enjoyable read. I was intrigued by all the characters except the young female protaganist whose transformation seems minute compared to those around her.
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This is a very well written book and I can see why it is a best seller, but it was hard for me to fathom the importance of most of what was happening. Plus I don't believe the heroin was very bright if she continued to live in such a depressing environment when she didn't have to.
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Compelling protagonist, but the digressions to follow other characters were tough.
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A sometimes difficult but overall satisfying read.