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The Little Book: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Different book on different levels

For a historical fiction fan this is a good book. Its placement in late 19th Century Vienna with descriptions of life and morals is interesting and escapist. For that it should get five stars. The time travel aspect supports that rating. The plot is at times hard to...
For a historical fiction fan this is a good book. Its placement in late 19th Century Vienna with descriptions of life and morals is interesting and escapist. For that it should get five stars. The time travel aspect supports that rating. The plot is at times hard to pin down, straining comprehension, at times beyond the limits of good fiction, and merits only three to four stars. The characters were, for the most part, stereotyped, like an Austrian melodrama, and rate only a three rating at best. Overall the book was fun, but at times incredulous. It is not for the analytical, more for the escapist. What started out for me as compelling became at times tenuous. The whole seemed to be better than the sum of its parts, but not to the degree to make this a great work. A decent read, yes, a top notch one, not for me.

posted by MikeS on September 19, 2009

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Confusing and boring

I forced myself to finish this book, thinking that it MUST get better, but it never did. When it wasn't confusing, it was boring. Too many things going on that either didn't make sense or had no relation to the main storyline and characters.

posted by MIJul on September 29, 2010

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