The Mind Wobbles

So many things to absorb, think about, deal with and put up with - it simply makes the mind wobble...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Book Comment - "Suite Francaise" by Irene Nemirovsky

This is a "comment" not a review because I didn't finish the book.

Suite Francaise (I read a translation) is very well written with beautiful language, but I was never able to get into it. There are too many characters and the pacing was too slow to capture my attention.

Maybe I'll pick it up again sometime.



Blogger purplepassion said...

Oh, I enjoyed the book. It transported me. There were a lot of characters and I did get confused at the beginning but once I got into their stories I enjoyed it.
I did feel as if the book needed some polishing. As if somehow it was a series of stories that were put together. I would have to research it again but I think this was manuscript was found after her death maybe she hadn't finished putting her finished touches that would have been the connective tissue to make the stories a book.
But I did enjoy her writing and want to look for more of her books.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Dixie said...

I was thisclose to buying this book but now I know not to. If you can't get into the story then I know I'm not going to be able to.

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Dr.N said...

I read the book and didn't like the large number of characters and the unfinished feel. I thought it was an interesting approach to war with the 'ordinary/normal lives' of the people involved. Not one I would pass on though it is unique in that the author was very much a part of the time.

3:11 AM  

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