Monday, December 04, 2006

Was she pretty?

Out of all the books that I've been reading about in the latest book reviews, Was she pretty by Leanne Shapton winked at me. I first read a small review on Entertainment Weekly that said: deceivingly simple. Pretty pairs melancholy, broad-stroked portraits with stories about sundry men and their exes...in just a few sentences. For the fans of... The Nails' song "88 Lines About 44 Women"; Jules and Jim. Does it deliver? Droll gemlike lines ("Alsdair's ex-girlfriend was his first cousin...They were a close-knit clan of eccentric and photogenic aristocrats") will amuse, then leave you wistful and wanting more. - Nisha Gopalan

but if you want to read a more "legit" review check this New York Times link
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/03/books/review/Pessl.t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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