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Elif Batuman

Autor(a) de The Idiot

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The Best American Essays 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 227 exemplares

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TIOLI - Group Read - The Possessed em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Março 2011)

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i liked this book, but i wish i could've taken more time with it - i had to really rush because it was on hold at the library, so i couldn't renew. i thought this was very clever etc but it also made me pretty sad. the idea is that we're all supposed to cherish the naivety of youth, because as we grow older we lose the capacity to be so stupid and so embarrassing - and it just made me miserable that there are not as many stories about adults going on these journeys of self-discovery, when actually, frankly, many people in their 20s and 30s and beyond are still very stupid. i shouldn't have to read about an 18/19 year old to find themes like the shock of first love... idk. maybe i'm just going through something but this hit me from a weird angle. i wanted to love it but i only liked it, and mostly on an intellectual level. nevertheless it is very good… (mais)
 
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i. | 66 outras críticas | Apr 17, 2024 |
She's not for everyone, but she sure is for me.
 
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eas7788 | 13 outras críticas | Apr 4, 2024 |
I feel like this is one of those books that if I had read it for the first time too early or too late in my life then I could have ended up hating it, but luckily I read it now and that’s just not the case. “The Idiot” is subtly hilarious and beautifully intellectual in a very specific way that I haven’t encountered before. There’s a deep appreciation for artwork and literature and travel and growing up in this novel, and I surprisingly enjoyed every last page.
 
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deborahee | 66 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
I think I might have loved this even more than "The Idiot". Batuman is an absolute genius and has a way with words that I've never seen before. This was everything I hoped it would be and MORE.
 
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Obras
5
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1
Membros
3,129
Popularidade
#8,165
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
131
ISBN
61
Línguas
11
Marcado como favorito
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