Book Reviews of What I Loved

What I Loved
What I Loved
Author: Siri Hustvedt
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ISBN-13: 9780312421199
ISBN-10: 0312421192
Publication Date: 3/1/2004
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a very discursive novel, layered with philosophical and cultural commentary on top of the plot. I found the book very slowly going at first. Once you get past the first section it becomes a different book, although it does at times revisit the earlier feel of the novel. Ultimately I liked the book, but I cannot say that I recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 1
A tad pedantic in the beginning, and the story turns 180 degrees before it ends where it began. An interesting novel, however.
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This is a novel of loss - the loss of children, spouses, friends and lovers over a span of twenty-five years.
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This book dragged in the beginning. If you like art, this will be a pleasant book to read because of the detailed attention to various works of art by one of the characters. Toward the end of the first 1/3 it pulls you in and refuses to let go.
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Complicated; not an easy read. Many times I thought 'how did the author think of all this with these characters?' Having said that, I stuck with it. It felt meaty and I wanted to know the end.