Jonathan Jauneau Jauneau itibaren Ellerby, East Riding of Yorkshire HU11, İngiltere
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The Pulitzer is a funny thing. This book made me look up what other books had won the prize, because the feeling of Foreign Affairs is mostly sort of a light romp, and my vague feeling about the Pulitzer was that it was generally for a heavier type of book. But really there is a range - everything from The Road in 2007 (could it GET any heavier?) to the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay in 2001. But still, it seems an odd choice somehow. That being said, Foreign Affairs has some exceptional character development and writing. The story is essentially of two American academics who are in London for six months to do research. Two VERY different Americans, who end up having very different romantic experiences. These two are some of the best portrayed, three-dimensional fictional characters I can recall. I only hold back that one star because the story, for me, is so light that I know I won't end up remembering it for long. Does it belong on the Pulitzer list along side To Kill A Mockingbird and Angle Of Repose? I'm not sure. But then again, I'm not sure about Lonesome Dove being there either, so go figure. The bottom line is, this is a very enjoyable book.