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The Jade Cat (1997)

by Suzanne Brøgger

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I did not enjoy this book at all. I found it incredibly slow going and I just plodded my way through it. It's a family saga where madness seems to move from generation to generation, but the author's writing style was just not appealing to me at all. I really didn't like the book in the least. ( )
  osulittlemomof2 | Jun 8, 2010 |
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I received this book by luck of the draw and was really excited to get going on it, sure it would be an engaging and interesting read. Unfortunately, the exact opposite was true. I managed to struggle through the first sixty pages or so, and then dropped the book entirely, which is extremely unusual for me to do. I was unable to sympathize with the characters and the plot was slow moving, but I did like Ms. Brogger's writing style. All told, I think I will go find another of this author's books before passing final judgement on her. This book though...you won't want to read it. ( )
  Brenna1776 | Mar 14, 2010 |
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I found The Jade Cat a very difficult read and it took several attempts and months to finish this book. While I thought the subject matter sounded interesting the style of writing and the characters were tedious. I could not follow the story very easily. Also, the characters were not engaging even in their dysfuntionality. I could not find sympathy or connect with any of them. Unfortunately, this book was not as captivating as the description made it to be.
  cswolff9 | Jan 5, 2010 |
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This book is a tedious read and is poorly written. The first few chapters introduce a set of characters some of whom are not mentioned in the book thereafter, the remaining characters are not dynamic. The point of view jumps around from character to character, but they all sound like the same person. The book seems to be about the destruction of a family and is quite depressing. Neither was the plot of interest, nor were the characters at all likable. I would not recommend it at all. ( )
  eveaft | Nov 24, 2009 |
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"Be careful what you wish for, it might just come true.". I requested The Jade Cat because the synopsis on Library Thing sounded very interesting, memories of three generations of a Jewish family. Unfortunately, I tried several times to start reading the book, had it in the Dr's office this afternoon with a long wait but the style was very confusing for me and also remembering all the characters.
The translation also didn't help. For example, page 314, "...Bekka had met an Irish solicitor and fallen for him hook, line and sinker. And vice versa" My ARC also had missing pages. ( )
  Risa15 | Nov 2, 2009 |
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Sweeping saga of three generations of a family goes from Denmark to Riga and back, through two World Wars, to India, Afganistan and America.

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