unique, gorgeous prose; story satisfies while leaving some things to be determined by reader; a really enjoyable, satisfying read (I’m amazed how young this talented writer is!)
Probably my all-time favorite book. The writing is so good that you don’t notice the writing–you are just there, with your friends in the story. I re-read this every year or so, just so I can spend a little time in Wisconsin with my fri…
Couldn’t put this book down. Funny, interesting page turner. Devoured it.
Excellent info. on Middle East; balanced perspective; author shows good and bad decisions made by Arabs and Israelis, Democrats and Republicans alike. Gives reader a good grasp of what’s happened/happening over there.
original, interesting, a bit slow at times
I appreciated this book more than I liked it. Great history lesson on Chicago and the World’s Fair, but was a bit slow at times. Also, the serial killer parts were enticing, but too disturbing/depressing for me (I’m a major wimp, though.)
Could not put down. Flawless writing. I’m surprised that a female writer can get inside the head of a desperate husband so seamlessly. The narrative is subtle, but you cannot stop turning pages. Loved it!
Favorite classic of all time. Shows that when families fall apart, lives fall apart. Hits every major moral theme without ever getting preachy.
Most educational novel I’ve ever read; really great storyline, too. Must read if you have any interest at all in the Middle East or Jewish culture and history.
Loved this book–her prose is almost soothing, and I just kept wanting to read more. My only disappointment was with how quickly everything wrapped up in the end, but that’s to the author’s credit, because like I said, I just wanted more…
Fascinating topic (Hasidic Judaism), but this book moved slowly for me. The final chapter was worth the read, though. A good, short read.
Enjoyable read, but didn’t feel enough happened in this man’s life to turn him into a "reluctant fundamentalist." Story seemed to point to a place it never arrived. Worth reading, though–excellent writing, interesting characters, orgina…
What a beautifully written book. I couldn’t put it down and thought about it for days afterward. Touched on so many interesting themes. She is a gifted writer; can’t wait to read "Interpreter of Maladies." (why didn’t I get to that sooner?)
I didn’t care for the writing in this book, but the message was fantastic. Simple, but good to be reminded of.