Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Sentimentalists

The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud.

This Cake is for the Party

About a woman trying to learn about her father's experience in the Vietnam War during his final days.

This book was the 2010 Giller Prize Winner.

My thoughts
I have to admit that I struggled reading this book. I wanted to enjoy it, being the Giller Prize winner and all but I had a really hard time getting into it. As well, I think the character who appealed the most to me, the daughter, didn't have much of a plot. I wasn't really interested in the father, or his experiences in Vietnam. It probably doesn't help that I have no interest in anything war related.

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