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Lillie Loves to Read

Reader of all kinds of books but favorites genres include mystery, sic-fi, romance, thrillers, YA, fantasy, general fiction, memoirs. I'll try anything once.

Brooklyn - Colm Tóibín 2 1/2*

I so desperately wanted to love this book. I have heard such great things about it. I enjoy quiet books and this fits the bill. But, and a huge but, there was no real movement and the main character (as well as all the others) seemed out of reach. We are told what is happening with the main character, never connecting with her. And yet, I continued to read the book because I didn't hate it and the author has a gentle way with words. Perhaps, in a couple of months, I'll read another one of his books. Borrowed from the library.

This was another case of me not understanding how a book has won an award or the hearts of critics.