Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The History of Love

The History Of Love
by Nicole Krauss

Thank you Lynsey for lending me your book, " The History of Love." This book was beautifully written with real characters that made you laugh and think and cry and hope and when the whole thing was through you want to start it over again. Sometimes you are in the mood for a light book, one that makes you laugh and one that requires as little thinking as possible...this is not that does make you laugh - at times I was laughing out loud and Preston was looking at me - but it's a book that forces you to think and to feel...two of my favorite ingredients in a book.

Praise for The History of Love

"Ingenious." - New York Times

"At least as heartbreaking as it is hilarious." - Washington Post

A significant novel, genuinely one of the year's best. -- New York

Brilliant. An achievement of extraordinary depth and beauty. -- Newsday

Confirms the depth and breadth of her talent. -- Vogue

Wonderful and haunting....Deftly layered …with deceptively nimble humor and unsentimental tenderness. -- Miami Herald

Next up Edgar Sawtelle...have you guys started yet?


S and RA Beazer said...

I'm on page 106, it's going slow but I shall make it through. so far I am enjoying it.

Beverly said...

Add me to your list - ; A couple of my favorites that I don't see on your list that my book club loved: The Book Thief, The Red Tent, and The Year of Magical Thinking. Are you on It is a great place to keep track of what your friends are reading? If you are, look for me. Talk to you later!

Brian said...

No, I'm waiting to borrow your copy. So hurry up :) P.S. The History of Love is so so sad. I need to read something silly and happy to counter it. But it was very well written.

Menghinifamily said...

That wasn't really brian on the last post. Apparently he was logged in...

s said...

I love love this book! A bit too dramatic towards the very end, but delicious all the way through!

myrtle said...

I super love this book.. one of my fav. .nice post.=)
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