12 September 2011
The Hare With Amber Eyes ~ Edmund De Waal
A biography for those who are into self indulgent dilettantes
Not for me ~ gave up
This was a family memoir that was glued together by following the family collection of Japanese collectable. The family members came across as materialistic and grasping ... but mainly dull, dull, dull. To me, the author and family researcher did not give life to the characters. It is factual but it is also slow going (did I say it was dull) and dragged in places ... interesting does not equate to fascinating or scintillating ... wealthy does not even equate to interesting.
A nice memoir for the author’s children (said with tongue firmly in cheek).
First Tuesday Book Club