I read to escape and to learn. I like science fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers and adventure stories.
I completely identified with this book. It brilliantly captures the feeling of immersing yourself in a foreign language and culture. What happens when you begin to fluently speak, live and love in another language is fascinating. The author manages to convey so very well, how the beliefs impregnated within the language alter how you interact with people and conduct relationships.
I loved Z and her practical wisdom. Her 5 week solo travel stint through Europe in many ways felt eerily similar to my own experience. Fabulous!
June 30, 2008