09 July 2007

A Summer Affair

I have had a couple of books by Ivan Klima on my shelf for years, and finally got around to reading one. Sort of. After a while, I skimmed it. Here's a synopsis: middle-aged man, bored with family life, insecure about his professional accomplishments, encounters attractive younger woman, becomes obsessed with her, they have an affair, he destroys his family and career to be with her, and she kills herself.

See why I skimmed it? Not only have I read this story before, but I don't think I ever want to read it again...

This book goes on the giveaway pile.

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