Sorry, all. Got distracted by Harry Potter. I'll be thinking about a new book to read....
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7/24/07 at 9:01pm
Ok...I'm returning my copy without finishing it. But I would love to try another ..... Haruki Murakami is wonderful.....anyone know anything along those lines?
I'd still like to talk about whether it was an autobiography or not!! I'm leaning towards possibly-even though he denies it....
i guess this discussion has pretty much died out, but i thought i'd throw my 2cents in anyway.
my sister gave this book to me at an airport and i finished it within 36 hours or so. i could not put it down! i found it very compelling. when i re-read it later i was surprised how much it seemed like 2 complete books, really. the whole background about his greek ancestry goes on for quite a while and is fascinating. i felt like there was just enough foreshadowing of things to come and weaving together of the past and the present to keep me going through the parts that felt a little slower.
the chapter 11 thing ... yeah, that bothered me too. it just felt so random! no explanation at all. and i'm not sure if i'm remembering this correctly, but i guess no one refers to him by name throughout the entire book, huh? it's not like other characters are calling him "chapter 11," right?
re:autobiography? i guess i'm not surprised that that's the most common question he's asked, but i absolutely believe that it's fiction. yes, he's greek, but come on. and everyone who said "you can tell by looking at his picture" or whatever: what? in general, you really can't tell a person is intersexed by looking at him or her, unless perhaps she's naked.
anyway, i totally loved this book. i'm happy to see that others here enjoyed it as well.