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Old 14th Mar 2006, 16:23   #11
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Default Re: Book 22: The Three-Arched Bridge, Ismail Kadare

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Anyone bought/borrowed/starting reading this yet?
Anyone know how long books usualy take to get from the USA? I ordered a 2nd hand copy of this via Amazon (yes, I used the link) on the 28th Feb. Still haven't had it. I'm more used to sending books to the USA than receiving them. Is this unusualy long?
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Old 14th Mar 2006, 18:01   #12
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I find that books from the States can take between 2 and 3 weeks. I'd expect yours to arrive any moment.
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Default Re: Book 22: The Three-Arched Bridge, Ismail Kadare

I'm sort of with you Gil, nothing really happened although there seemed to be momentous things happening elsewhere, to other people, and probably at some other times.

I did initially like the brevity and simplicity of the written style, but as little happened by the end I was wishing for a bit more happenings to have been simply described and evoked.

I had somehow thought that the walling up of the guy would have dire consequences for someone - okay, his family were justly upset and it put a spooky air on the bridge for a while, but after that the sacrefice seemed to have worked according to the legend, little else happened by way of sabotage and eventually the bridge was used.

Didn't grab me I'm afraid.
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Default Re: Book 22: The Three-Arched Bridge, Ismail Kadare

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Anyone know how long books usualy take to get from the USA?
One problem is that many Americans think we are just another state of the great USA, and just put local stamps on the package. In that case, it can take 3 weeks.
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Old 20th Mar 2006, 7:31   #15
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Geez, it's a good thing I don't hang around here these days, or I might notice that everyone absolutely hated this book.

I think I'll go sit in a quiet corner in my seersucker trousers and nurse my injured literary pride for a little while.
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Geez, it's a good thing I don't hang around here these days, or I might notice that everyone absolutely hated this book.

I think I'll go sit in a quiet corner in my seersucker trousers and nurse my injured literary pride for a little while.
I didn't hate it ... just wasn't blown away. I think I was expecting something more significant.

I've acquired "Spring Flowers, Spring Frost" in the interim. I shall reserve judgement on the author until I've read this ....
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Default Re: Book 22: The Three-Arched Bridge, Ismail Kadare

I've been looking forward to reading that one, too. Sadly, I haven't finished reading even my first book yet this year, so it's not looking promising.
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Sadly, I haven't finished reading even my first book yet this year, so it's not looking promising.
I joined this site with high hopes of getting back into my reading routine but I haven't had much success yet either.
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