This was a mess of a book.  I was so intrigued by it when it was described to me at a rep night and I needed to read a book in translation for my reading challenge with my roommates so I thought this was going to be perfect.

There are too many plots in this book.  Yes, most of them end up tying together in the end but it took too long to get there.  I didn’t care about most of the plots because they didn’t feel important or necessary.  And then when they did start to tie together, I was completely lost.  What I could tell was supposed to make me say “Oh wow, I can’t believe it” left me scratching my head.  Too much was attempted and not enough was successful.


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