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I thought I'd be an oddball in not liking this book,,
This review is from: The Finkler Question (Paperback)so I'm relieved to see that most Amazon reviewers didn't like it either. I needn't have struggled on till page 224 in the belief that I was missing the point of the book before giving it up.
The gushing reviews listed at the front of the book must have been written by litterati still befuddled by Man Booker hospitality. The book is plotless (up to page 224), the characters boring and unappealing and as for the much-acclaimed humour, where is it?
I'm going to pull out a David Lodge to remind myself of how a humorous yet meaningful novel should be written.
And perhaps skim through 'Jewish Jokes for the John' again.
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Initial post: 28 Mar 2012 11:01:09 BDT
Fiona Jones says:
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H Newby says:
I'm with you, Ian
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David of London says:
For John read Jon. "And" after a full stop! Pretentious Moi!
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