om loveby George Minot
From George Minot, author of The Blue Bowl (“Inexpressibly moving. It’s thrilling to find a writer this good.”—Amy Hempel), a new novel, moving, sensual, athletic (and aesthetic), set in the downtown New York yoga world at the turn of the millennium, a love story about a once-trendy artist who’s lost his bearings and finds his/i>
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I really wanted to like this book. I love yoga and everything to do with it. I read about it in fiction and nonfiction. I read the story premise for this book, and thought it sounded interesting. And maybe it is. I will never know, because I could not force myself to read beyond chapter two. I cannot believe that the editors at Knopf Doubleday let this horrendous mangling of the English language make it to press. Truly terrible. After two chapters I doubt that I came across a handful of complete sentences. Fragments, no punctuation or gratuitous punctuation, improper capitalization, lack of thought continuity. It's not cute or artsy, and it doesn't contribute to the story in any way. But it is very distracting. I found myself becoming angry at the ridiculous and affected writing style every time I picked it up. I wish I had not wasted my money on it, and I recommend that you don't waste yours. I would have given it NO stars, but the program made me give it at least one.