« Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds by Lyndall Gordon | Main | From Mr. Muo's Traveling Couch by Dai Sijie »

July 08, 2010



I'd agree, save for the ending. It was rushed and just plain sophomoric. I'm really shocked her husband, Dave Eggers, didn't advise her to write an ending more appropriate to the style of the rest of the story. It completely ruined it, though I get the theme.


I like the way Vendela Vida crafted the novel. It is somber, seductive and she's just pointing out that most of us snore through our lives, and that's on a good day.

The comments to this entry are closed.

About Me

  • Writer and book reviewer, editor, columnist, blogger, author interviewer and book event roadie. I read. I write. I take pictures. And I am a librarian.

Follow Me

  • Follow on Bloglovin

National Book Critics Circle

Guardian 1000 Read

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter


    • Follow Me on Pinterest

    Chicago Literary Hall of Fame



    Book Thoughts

    Blog Roll

    Books Read 2012


    • Lisa's books

      The Graveyard Book
      How I Live Now
      The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
      Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language
      Vanessa and Virginia
      The Little Stranger
      The Cry of the Sloth
      Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife
      Père Goriot
      Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average
      Sons and Lovers
      The Blind Assassin
      A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
      Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
      Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
      Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
      Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
      The Pickwick Papers

      Lisa Guidarini's favorite books »


    • Add to Technorati Favorites
    Blog powered by Typepad
    Member since 06/2006