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3.0 out of 5 stars so nearly a really good book, 16 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Stone Arabia (Hardcover)
I usually write quite long book reviews here (too long some have said) because they're adapted from posts on my blog. This is a book that I never got around to writing about there and so this'll be a brief take on why. Spiotta takes an interesting perspective on a brother/sister relationship, one based on conflict and difference as much as it is on love and compassion. The novel is also about music and personal mythology and in the character of Nik, Spiotta has created a fascinating study in failure and fantasy. Unfortunately he doesn't get enough of the book's focus, that falling instead on sister Denise and I'm afraid to say that the result is that the book lost my interest as I progressed through it, left me a bit nonplussed at the end and why there's not much more to say here.
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