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The Tiger's Wife
The Tiger's Wife
Author: Tea Obreht
When The New Yorker ran an excerpt of The Tiger’s Wife in its 2009 Fiction issue, it was clear an astonishing new talent had arrived in the world of contemporary fiction. — The time: the present. The place: a Balkan country ravaged by years of conflict. Natalia, a young doctor, is on a mission of mercy to an orphanage when she...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385343831
ISBN-10: 0385343833
Publication Date: 3/8/2011
Pages: 352
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

2.9 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
The book is very well written (which I always love) but the story is like a strung together, and somewhat misjointed, series of village myths. I had a hard time relating to any character or any story line.
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I guess this book is just not my cup of tea. I've only read about half of it and I don't think that I'll finish it. It is very well written but i just can't connect with it or any characters. It skips back and forth in time and is I guess in some ways a fantasy. I can't even figure out where it takes place. I hardly ever don't finish a book, even if I don't like it, but I'm not sure about this one.
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I love to read a variety of books, and even though I had to wait almost a year to finally receive my copy thru, it was not worth the least for me! Part fairy tale, part reality, it kept going back and forth so at times, I wasn't sure where it was happening. Thankfully, someone else requested the book and now at least I'll regain a credit :)
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Interesting, stream of consciousness mixed with folk lore and fantasy.