Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Great Fire, by Shirley Hazzard

This book came from the Alachua County Library, was published in 2004, is 11 hours and 15 minutes long, and was narrated by Virginia Leishman.

Shortly after WW2, a young British Officer has gone to Japan to do research for a book. He is in his early 30's, divorced, and falls in love with his superior's teenage daughter. This is not as racy as it sounds. Think: audio version of "Masterpiece Theatre". Slow, plodding story with lots of engaging scenery. Harmless is canceled out by dull. This is a one-star book.

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