I’m stuck on page 57 of Nicole Krauss’ novel Great House, and I really don’t know what to do. I had such great hopes for this book, but to tell the truth: I find these first pages very disappointing. There is no force in the story, the language is ordinary … and I miss the originality of The History of Love!
But Great House is a National Book Award Finalist & New York Times Bestseller – so surely there must be something here I don’t get…
Should I put the book away, or is there something yet to be discovered – ?
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