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Miles From Nowhere (2009)

by Nami Mun(Favorite Author)
3.46 of 5 Votes: 2
1594488541 (ISBN13: 9781594488542)
Riverhead Hardcover
review 1: While Mun writes some beautiful lines of poetry and weaves together an incredibly raw story, I left the book feeling kind of empty- and not in a good 'This book really got to me' kind of way. It's true that the main character, Joon, is also empty- more of a bystander than a participant in her own life. But because of that detached narrative, I felt nothing for her. I didn't care what happened to her, because she didn't seem to care what happened to herself.
review 2: Some really great writing and I liked some stories better than others but I fail to see how they make a novel. it seems like combining them was an afterthought. I read it all the way through but when I was finished I felt like, is this it? The narrator is troubled and I guess this accounts for h
... moreer detached way, but it's hard as a reader to care for someone who doesn't seem to care about anything in her own life. less
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Well written but a little confusing at times. It jumped around too much and had a poor ending.
simply gorgeous, heavily sad, offering only a sliver of hope. but that's all we need.
very well written seems very honest
5.4 GR newsletter JAN 09
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