The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Large Print - 2015
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"The Meeks brothers travel down different paths in search for transcendence. Barrett, haunted by a vision of light, turns unexpectedly to religion. Tyler grows increasingly convinced that only drugs can release his creative powers"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781628995763
1628995769
Branch Call Number: CUNNINGHA M LP
Characteristics: 302 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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sbryant124
Feb 22, 2015

Remember how Seinfeld prided itself on being about nothing? But it was still funny most of the time?

This book is a profoundly unfunny Seinfeld book about nothing. The characters were blah, nothing happened and the title appeared to have absolutely no relationship to anything actually in the book.

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kakacurt
Jul 21, 2014

Not quite to my taste

Michael Colford Jun 15, 2014

Michael Cunningham is a talented writer, and his prose is always a joy to read, but in his latest novel, The Snow Queen, I felt the story wasn't quite fully realized. There are some intriguing ideas -- around life, death, love, siblings, success, songwriting, caring -- but it's unclear what it all amounts to.

Still, despite a slow start, Cunningham's latest novel builds nicely and the threads do start to come together nicely in the last quarter of the book. Sadly, a Michael Cunningham novel only comes along once every few years, so it's disappointing when they don't all reach the heights that his previous work does. Definitely worth a read.

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