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Yeah, so I'm a professional dieter. It really looked like something I could do. Then I tried the weekend of Leek Soup. Or more like, Leek Water. Yeah, you have to REALLY like leeks. Actually, I do really like leeks, and I really couldn't do the diet for more than 2 meals. The book itself is pretty good though. But why bother if you can't get through the first 6 hours of the diet?
So far this seems very similar to Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which may not be just my imagination because Nicole Krauss is married to Jonathan Safran Foer. (She calls him "her life" in the dedications.) But I didn't love that, for all I thought it was sensitive and well written, and so far this is incredibly depressing and I'm not enjoying it much. I also don't see how the two halves of the story fit together (the girl and the old man don't appear to be related, though perhaps they are and I haven't figured it out), though I trust this will become clear soon. On finishing - OK, it's sort of clear. I still wasn't crazy about this book. AND I still think it was too much like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I do appreciate that it had some Holocaust content but was not a Holocaust book.