Friday, December 22, 2006
148. "The Emperor's Children" ~ Claire Messud
Yet another overwrought ode to New York City... this time using 9/11 as the climax. For all those who have loved this book, including reviewers, is it because of the city?
I ask this question because this novel received outstanding reviews. I found the typical NYC liter-ahry scene (nepotism, pseudo-intellectuals, snobbery) tired and gray. I hoped with each new page that it would get better. It didn't.
No backstory about the book. It's simply to awful to suffer through.
.5 out of 5.0 Festering Boils.
Posted by Kristin at 8:32 PM