October 20, 2006

Books I read this Summer – Smith

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1 out of 5 stars

I didn’t manage to get past the first 30 pages before I got to the Lifes too Short stage. It just didn’t engage me in the slightest and the story just didn’t move on fast enough for my liking.

Of course, this could’ve been because I was sat on the tarmac at Athens airport with fuel gushing out of the aircraft’s wing, fire trucks zooming up and no air-con because all the engines were shut down as a precaution .. but I do feel that a good book should’ve been able to keep my attention through all of this.


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  1. Eleanor Lovell

    I read this book during the summer too but I really enjoyed it. I was reading it on the beach rather than in an airport though so it was far more relaxing. I thought it was particularly interesting the way it was focused around a university and two rival academics. I thought it dealt really well with the relationships and cultural differences between the two families. It raised some interesting issues as well such as the relationships between lecturers and students, and academic inclusion etc. I thought it was an interesting read – you should give it another go… I would give it three or four stars.

    20 Oct 2006, 09:14


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