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Short History of Tractors in Ukranian

by Marina Lewycka

I found this book irritating and although I did persevere and read it to the end, I wished I hadn't bothered. The characters were not really believable and the father was just too naive for words. I wouldn't read anything else by this author

Suggested by Alyson, Redditch

Tagged with: boring can't choose dul dull dull! family funny irritating provoking -provoking thought wierd

 

Comments

I thoroughly enjoyed this book on the recommendation of a friend. I found it very funny and very sad at the same time
keenreader
Hi I agree with Alyson. I tried reading this and then as I dont always have a lot of time to read I took it out on CD to listen to in the car (I read a lot of my books in this way). I simply found it very very dull on paper and on CD. I really didn't care about any of the characters and didn't bother finishing it. Life is too short!
carol from liverpool
Loved it!! someone I know is facing a similar situation in her own family, when I recommended this book she came back with the comment that no matter what her father does it could never be that bad!! Book therapy?
Judith
I agree with Alison, very boring and weird book. I didn't bother to finish it!
Lynn, Bristol
I chose this book, as the cover mentioned it was funny. It certainly was, but not funny ha ha, funny peculiar! I finished it, because I wanted to know how it ended, but the only thing that made me laugh, was the Toshiba Apples. The name given by the old man to his apple creation. Couldn't wait to get back to my usual crime novels.
Linda from Stanmore.
Just goes to show how there are books to suit everyone-I thoroughly enjoyed this book especially the sparks between the two sisters and I could understand the loneliness of the father and his need for female company in his old age .I do like novels that have humour and a dark side to them and this fitted the bill.
Sue,Evesham
Just goes to show how there are books to suit everyone-I thoroughly enjoyed this book especially the sparks between the two sisters and I could understand the loneliness of the father and his need for female company in his old age .I do like novels that have humour and a dark side to them and this fitted the bill.
Sue,Evesham
 

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