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Author: Arthur Phillips
A novel of startling scope and ambition, Prague depicts an intentionally lost Lost Generation as it follows five American expats who come to Budapest in the early 1990s to seek their fortune. They harbor the vague suspicion that their counterparts in Prague have it better, but still they hope to find adventure, inspiration, a gold rush, or histo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780375759772
ISBN-10: 0375759778
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Prague on
Helpful Score: 5
Loved this book completely. It's a new member of the prestigious Top Ten Books I've Read list. Anyone who has lived abroad will find themselves laughing, sighing and crying along with five main characters. Also, Phillips writing style is glorious. I was so thoroughly impressed with the content and style of this book, it was practically impossible for me to put down. My only regret is that I've finished it!
maggiethecat avatar reviewed Prague on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
From what I understand, people either love or hate this book. I don't love or hate it, but I get it. And I enjoyed it. It is the story of five (well, it starts with five) ex-pats living in Budapest in the spring of 1990 after the Velvet Revolution. And it encompasses everything that being twenty-five in a foreign (and in this case newly established) country is...the ennui, the homesickness, the people, the restlessness, the sex, the culture shock...
seagoat avatar reviewed Prague on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Best read so far this year.
reviewed Prague on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Don't let the title fool you - the story takes place in Budapest! This book makes me want to hop the next plane to central Europe.
reviewed Prague on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
If you've ever been an expat, even for a few months, this book is definitely for you. A little slow to start, but it's hard to put down once you're into it.
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I've started reading Prague, but I'm not at all sure I will finish the book. It's very difficult reading, and it hasn't caught my interest yet.