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My Brilliant Friend

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Brilliant

This is the author's fourth book, and it's about her childhood and coming of age growing up in Naples with her beloved friend, Lila, and the unspoken competition between them. I understand now why the author gave a synopsis of all the characters at the beginning of the...
This is the author's fourth book, and it's about her childhood and coming of age growing up in Naples with her beloved friend, Lila, and the unspoken competition between them. I understand now why the author gave a synopsis of all the characters at the beginning of the book because there are so many, it can get confusing. But, as usual, Ms. Ferrante weaves a tale that is endearing, rich, and compelling. This is a women's book - I don't think a man could relate - and Elena Ferrante describes her experiences, observations and revelations with style and insight. She makes you feel as drawn to Lila as she and everyone else seems to be. She make you feel Lenu's insecurities. I wished the ending gave a little more detail about Lenu's future; but the fate of Lila tied in beautifully with the beginning of the book. I love Ferrante's unique writing style and am sad there are no other books left of hers to read (I read them all!).

posted by KarmaNY on October 5, 2012

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2 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

please, check it out

great read,written beautifully, I recommend especially to italian readers.

posted by 1776130 on January 25, 2013

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  • Posted October 5, 2012

    Brilliant

    This is the author's fourth book, and it's about her childhood and coming of age growing up in Naples with her beloved friend, Lila, and the unspoken competition between them. I understand now why the author gave a synopsis of all the characters at the beginning of the book because there are so many, it can get confusing. But, as usual, Ms. Ferrante weaves a tale that is endearing, rich, and compelling. This is a women's book - I don't think a man could relate - and Elena Ferrante describes her experiences, observations and revelations with style and insight. She makes you feel as drawn to Lila as she and everyone else seems to be. She make you feel Lenu's insecurities. I wished the ending gave a little more detail about Lenu's future; but the fate of Lila tied in beautifully with the beginning of the book. I love Ferrante's unique writing style and am sad there are no other books left of hers to read (I read them all!).

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2013

    This book had me thinking all through it. It still has me thinki

    This book had me thinking all through it. It still has me thinking and wanting to know more. From what I read it
     will be a trilogy. I was happy to discover that. These two girls are so entwined, yet going different directions.
    I want to know more about their futures.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    highly recommend

    I enjoyed this book. I thought it was very well written,complicated and quite interesting.

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