6 member(s) found this review helpful.
Well written, and thus, translated, story told from the narrator's memories. Many ties to classical literature and philosophy. I was at once enjoying the unraveling mystery and trying to make sense of ideas of right & wrong.
5 member(s) found this review helpful.
From the very beginning of this book, I could tell that I wasn't going to like it. For me, there was no hooking point, that would draw me into the book, and keep my nose there until it was done. It was a simple book that should have only taken me days to read, but I found myself forcing myself to keep reading, just because I never like to leave a book I've started reading unfinished. I guess it could have been a good story, but the way in which it was written just wasn't right for me. The author asked too many questions, that were left unanswered. And I was left sitting there wondering what the answers could have been. I really wouldn't have minded a little more detail in the story.
4 member(s) found this review helpful.
This book was very odd. I only finished it because it was short and I wanted to know how it ended. The author kept asking questions over and over, it got so annoying I wanted to say "I dont know!! You are supposed to tell me that!!" If you cut the questions out, the book would have been 2/3 shorter.