Sonia Paz Paz de Guenekoro, Mali
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J'ai vu une belle description du pèlerinage du pèlerinage à la belle plume de Jalal. J'ai vraiment apprécié ce livre.
Another one I feel very conflicted about. The writing style is fantastic—vivid and engaging. Pessl does two incredible things, one specific to these characters, with narrator Blue van Meer repeatedly inserting the titles of related works—real and invented—into the descriptions of her life (see Special Topics in Calamity Physics, 2006), and one which I hope is simply inherent in Pessl: constructing elaborate, beautiful similes and metaphors. Pessl really does have a unique way with language, so it’s in some ways even more disappointing that the plot of this novel feels like The Secret History Lite (see Donna Tartt, 1992). Still, the book is Pessl’s first—I’m really curious and excited to see what she does next.