Eight White Nights

Eight White Nights

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Eight White Nights 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rarely review books online, but after seeing how negatively this wonderful book was characterized, I felt that I had to chime in. It's true: this book is short on dialogue and most of its beautiful prose is spent dissecting the emotional life of the main character - a character that you grow to know intimately, and only after several hundred pages realize that you don't even know his name. Anyone who's ever been in love knows that the feelings and thoughts that accompany the sensation are all-encompassing: put simply, even the most steady of us begin to second guess ourselves and our choices. We lie awake or sit at bars wondering about the feelings we're experiencing and the "what ifs" that appear as an endless parade. We then take whatever we learn from these introspective journeys and apply them to our life...leading to success or abject failure. The narrator in this book has experienced both, and thus he approaches his love interest with caution and extreme care, contemplating every choice before committing. This book explores (in depth) the inner monologue of a cloistered man falling in love. That's it. There's no "excitement," no "action," but there's plenty of gorgeous, relatable and heart-wrenching plot to go around. I can't imagine that this book is for everyone - but if you're fascinated by how the heart connects to the brain, then you'll love this piece.
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AFineFoodie More than 1 year ago
A character utters a short sentence. Then follows paragraph after paragraph after paragraph of an inner monologue dissecting the possible meanings of those very few words. At first this was an interesting conceit but, ultimately, just makes for an incredibly boring read. Editorial reviews were practically ecstatic about the skill of the Aciman (comparing him to some mighty fine heavyweight authors), so I was very excited to purchase and read the book. I actually found any volume of Richard Taruskin's magisterial Oxford History of Music a far more interesting and entertaining read than this pile of sludge. If there is a plot, it is so buried in the endless navel-gazing by the protagonist that it is relegated to navel fuzz. It's like trying to watch a dvd by pressing the 'pause' button. Do not waste your money or your time.
lukal More than 1 year ago
Good money was paid for this book, therefore I am reading it. It is very difficult to try to determine the plot or purpose of this book. I am almost through and will celebrate when I finish. I think he is going to commit suicide. It appears to be about a guy thinking. Or maybe he is dreaming this. Whatever - it is not my cup of tea. Andre may be a noted writer, but I believe he was just trying to show his knowledge of words. Get a life!!!