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Hot Milk
Hot Milk | Deborah Levy
I have been sleuthing my mother's symptoms for as long as I can remember. If I see myself as an unwilling detective with a desire for justice, is her illness an unsolved crime? If so, who is the villain and who is the victim? Sofia, a young anthropologist, has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother's unexplainable illness. She is frustrated with Rose and her constant complaints, but utterly relieved to be called to abandon her own disappointing fledgling adult life. She and her mother travel to the searing, arid coast of southern Spain to see a famous consultant--their very last chance--in the hope that he might cure her unpredictable limb paralysis. But Dr. Gomez has strange methods that seem to have little to do with physical medicine, and as the treatment progresses, Sofia's mother's illness becomes increasingly baffling. Sophia's role as detective--tracking her mother's symptoms in an attempt to find the secret motivation for her pain--deepens as she discovers her own desires in this transient desert community.Hot Milk is a profound exploration of the sting of sexuality, of unspoken female rage, of myth and modernity, the lure of hypochondria and big pharma, and, above all, the value of experimenting with life; of being curious, bewildered, and vitally alive to the world.
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merelybookish
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Recent(ish) novels where while on #holiday,
⛱️ A mother gets ill
⛱️ A doll goes missing
⛱️ A child goes missing
⛱️ A husband goes missing
Maybe it's not such a good idea to get away. 🤨
@cinfhen #MOvember

Cinfhen Hahaha!!! 2mo
Freespirit Wow sounds heavy reading! 2mo
merelybookish @Freespirit Yeah none of them are light, breezy reads. But I liked them all except The Glitch. 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Hahaha this post! Great job! 👏😆 2mo
batsy Nicely done! I loved Hot Milk and have the Kitamura and Ferrante on my TBR. 2mo
merelybookish @batsy Highly recommend both! And like you have #spinsterlit, I'm drawn to books about mothers who leave (not sure there's a cute hashtag for that 🤔😬) and Ferrante is one of those books. 2mo
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Annashep
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Waiting in the opticians ... reading!! Just started this book good few pages to start it ... looking forward to reading more 😊😊

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Annashep
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A visit to Barter Books in Alnwick Northumberland, north east England ... in the snow .... and a fresh book haul ... excited!!!

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IzzyRoseHardy
Hot Milk | Deborah Levy
Mehso-so

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jenniferw88
Hot Milk | Deborah Levy
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Thanks @Caroline2 for the next #whodunituk and bonus #justbecause book - I'm looking forward to trying both!

Caroline2 Glad they arrived ok and I hope you like them! 👍🏻 1y
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whatrebeccasread
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A powerful short read which draws you in to it‘s dreamlike world. It‘s odd, but it‘s good. Deborah Levy‘s “Hot Milk” gets 4 stars from me.

My full review is up on my blog! 📚

CarolynM I liked this one a lot too 2y
whatrebeccasread @CarolynM glad to hear that! I think it's a bit of a marmite book as far as I can tell! 2y
whatrebeccasread @CarolynM is that a really British term? Is marmite international?! 2y
CarolynM It is a British term, but as an Australian I speak fluent British😂 2y
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Caroline2
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Well this is a strange little book! A mother and daughter go to Spain to see an unorthodox doctor to try and cure the mother‘s mystery illness....! Beautiful writing and completely unpredictable, it made for a refreshingly unique summer read!

Libby1 Great review. I completely agree. I found it oddly hypnotic. 2y
LittleWonder @Caroline2 I completely agree with you - and odd but interesting read. ☺️ 2y
Cathythoughts Great review! On my bookshelf waiting 2y
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TrishB I really didn‘t like this one! Another one that splits Readers I think! 2y
Caroline2 @TrishB it‘s a weird one isn‘t it - one minute I liked it then I hated it, not keen on the ending but it was nice to read something different! 😆 I tend to find that about Man Booker prize winning books; they‘re not necessarily awesome books, just different!! 🤷‍♀️ 2y
CarolynM More agreement from me. Ambiguity is not normally my thing, but I loved it in this book 2y
emilyhaldi I agree with your review 💯 it just worked for me as a summer read by the pool 😊 2y
BookwormM I loved this book but I hate that title 2y
jenniferw88 Hi, forgot to say that August's #whodunituk arrived safely whilst Litsy wasn't letting us tag people! Thanks for the extra bookmarks! 2y
Caroline2 @jenniferw88 great, glad it arrived ok! 👍🏻 2y
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CarolynM
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There is no certainty about anyone in this book - #BlurredLines everywhere. #HeatOfJuly

Cathythoughts This one seems to get a lot of Litsy love. On my TBR 2y
CarolynM @Cathythoughts It's a really interesting book, I finished it not knowing what to think about any of the characters. Usually I'd be really annoyed about that, but in this book it was a big part of the enjoyment. 2y
BarbaraBB I agree, I really loved this one even though it was so vague and blurred! 2y
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Cinfhen @emilyhaldi just read this❣️I think she enjoyed it too!! I‘m REALLY curious about it 2y
youneverarrived Great choice! 2y
Jeg This was an uncomfortable read for me as it reminded me of my relationship with my mother. 2y
CarolynM @Jeg Oh wow, that would have made it very hard to read. Did you think the mother was really sick, or was she just manipulating her daughter or something in between? 2y
Jeg @CarolynM I think it was a bit of both. It certainly was with my mum. It took me years after her death to actually see that there was a mental problem that in fact one doctor had picked up but she refused any help. 2y
CarolynM @Jeg That's where I finished up too. But just how reliable was the daughter/narrator? 2y
Jeg @CarolynM I‘d like to think very reliable. 😊. However I haven‘t really thought about that. Guess many points of view. Wonder how the mum saw it, wonder what my mum was thinking??? 2y
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LittleWonder
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Completely enjoyable. The last two chapters made me think - may have to reread for clarity, but a recommended summer read about mothers, daughters, and finding one‘s self.

rachaich I liked this book. I think I should read some of her others :) 2y
LittleWonder @rachaich Same! I really enjoyed her style. 2y
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LittleWonder
Hot Milk | Deborah Levy
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Possibly breaking record temps in the Northeast today with a high of 98 degrees. Finishing up this book by the pool with a beer or two - definitely no milk! 🤣Hot Milk is The Readers Podcast summer read.. Happy first day of July! 🌞 🏖

Mccall0113 Too hot for central NY ! 2y
LittleWonder Amen - but it‘s July and if we didn‘t have some scorchers, people would say we didn‘t have a Summer. 😀 2y
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LittleWonder
Hot Milk | Deborah Levy
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Winding down a Sunday with a thunderstorm and a glass of wine under the covered piazza. The wine is called Happy Sloth - which pretty much describes my afternoon of reading 😂😊🍷📚⛈

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HardcoverHearts
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It‘s our first full day in Paris and we have been everywhere. Now it‘s time to settle down and enjoy the longer evening light, reading in the park next to Shakespeare and Company book store, gazing at Notre Dame. I picked up this book in advance of The Readers coming to SF shortly, since they will be talking about it when recording their podcast then. I don‘t know if I have ever enjoyed a reading spot more in my life!

LiteraryinLititz Sounds beautiful! 2y
AnneCecilie I just love that park. There's something really peaceful with a park in the mid of the city. And if you look up you'll see Notre Dame. 2y
LeahBergen Oh, lucky you. 😍 2y
Susannah It sounds glorious! 2y
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LittleWonder
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My favorite time of day - 6AM with bulletproof coffee.

Any other Littens reading “Hot Milk” for The Readers Podcast summer read? I‘m 10% in and enjoying it!!

#TheReaders

BarbaraBB I read it when it was nominated for the Man Booker Prize a few years ago and really liked it. 2y
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emilyhaldi
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I loved the dream-like quality of this book. It‘s a strange story, especially the bizarre dialogue that‘s as if every character is doped up on the same psychotropic drug 🤔 but if you can ride the wave, it‘s poetic and enlightening too.

CarolynM I hadn't thought of it that way, but you're right, drugs would explain it. I loved the ambiguity of the story. I was never sure what to believe about any of the characters. Often I would find that really frustrating but somehow she made it work here. 2y
Lindy A bit of a shocker at the end too; not what I was expecting, anyway. 2y
Reviewsbylola Total hard pass. Glad you liked it though! 2y
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Cathythoughts Great review! Looking forward to it 2y
BarbaraBB I liked this one a lot! 2y
Cinfhen Almost bought this on the #BookOutlet sale but something was holding me back - 2y
emilyhaldi It‘s very different @Cinfhen ... I think this might be a #borrownotbuy for you 2y
Cinfhen Yay!!! My instincts paid off...thanks, Em!!! #maybeOneDay 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Good review! I felt the same! Afterwards I kept thinking- “what was that story really about?” 2y
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youneverarrived
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Wow. The imagery in this is stunning. Took me a few pages to really get into it but then I was hooked! It‘s dreamy & introspective but kind of grounded at the same time. I related to Sofia in a way. Beautifully written and one I‘m sure will stick with me.

emilyhaldi Lovely review!! I'm looking forward to this one as a summer read 😊 2y
youneverarrived @emilyhaldi thanks 😊 it‘ll make a great summer read. Hope you like it! 💙 2y
CarolynM Great review. I loved the ambiguity of this book, all the question that remained about the characters. Were they really what they seemed, what they claimed to be? 2y
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Cathythoughts Lovely review... I‘m looking forward to this one 👍🏻❤️ 2y
youneverarrived @CarolynM thanks! I got that too. The mother intrigued me even though she annoyed me. Definitely one that makes you think. 2y
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts thanks! I hope you like it when you get to it 😘 2y
batsy Lovely review! Dreamy yet grounded captures it well. 2y
youneverarrived @batsy thanks 💙 2y
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youneverarrived
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Just starting this one! It‘s been on my tbr for a while and I spotted it in the library a week or so ago so thought I‘d check it out.

BarbaraBB It‘s good 💜 2y
CarolynM I read it more than a year ago and I'm still thinking about it. Look forward to seeing your review 2y
batsy I loved it, hope you enjoy! 2y
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Cathythoughts This sounds good ! Stacking 👍🏻💫 2y
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB @CarolynM @batsy that‘s good to know! Still not too far into it but it‘s got me intrigued. 2y
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erinreads
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Spent the afternoon at Politics & Prose in DC to celebrate #IndependentBookstoreDay. Loving today‘s #bookhaul. 💕

Cailey_Mac Ahh I love that bookstore!😍 2y
CareBear Love your Ariel pop 😍 2y
tammysue 👏🏻😍 2y
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saresmoore So pretty! 2y
Reviewsbylola Awesome haul!! 2y
irre Homegoing 😍 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Politics and Prose is the best! Great haul! 2y
BarbaraBB Great haul! Some of my favourites there! 2y
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OvyReadz
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It was a depressing kind of read for me. I am totally in love with the narration and chracterization. I found many places where we had to dive in to find the actual intended meaning. It was a different type of read which I am not able to properly classify. I am neither happy nor upset that I picked it up! The reader has to be attentive to get the essence of it⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Review is up in https://ovicandid.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/hot-milk-book-review/

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Jessicaswebster
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“She has ripped my heart out with her monster claws”

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Jeg
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Finished this here in Charlotte. I‘m not completely sure how I feel about this book. I read it because it‘s our next book club pick. I‘m going to read it again before we meet. It reminded me far too much of my mum and my relationship with her just before she died . I‘m still thinking about it all. @MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop 😢 I wondered whether the style would bother you? It‘s a bit weird. Also quite vivid. I will be interested to see whether a second reading makes a difference to you, and I of course look forward to our book club discussion. 😊 2y
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MrsMalaprop
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How odd. Evocative. Strange. Beautiful. Haunting. Very well written. I think I liked it? Help!

Abailliekaras I was the same! A little dreamy but so tightly written and yes haunting! 2y
CarolynM Yes, I know exactly what you mean. Rather than repeat myself I refer you to my previous "spoiler" containing comment 2y
MrsMalaprop @CarolynM Yes, I read your comment and @Brona ‘s review just after I‘d finished it today. I can imagine it will be one of those books that stay with me... 2y
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batsy That's how I felt! And I loved it 😊 2y
Jeg Just started it this morning @MrsMalaprop . It‘s going to be my plane read on way back to Charlotte. 2y
Brona It's an odd one alright, but a year later I'm still a little haunted by some of the images 2y
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Jeg
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Finally got to book shop here in Savannah. E.Shaver bookseller. One book for me , Hot Milk , next up on our book club. A t shirt also for me. Rest for granddaughter Annie. @TheKidUpstairs @MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop Great haul! I‘m 2/3 of the way through 2y
Jeg @MrsMalaprop I‘m about to start. I‘ll have to read it again before book club though! 😊 2y
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Camille2
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MrsMalaprop
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This morning‘s reading spot 😍. #currentlyreading

youneverarrived Beautiful 💙 2y
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readsforkeeps
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“I confess that I am often lost in all the dimensions of time, that the past sometimes feels nearer than the present and I often fear the future has already happened.” - Deborah Levy, Hot Milk
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readsforkeeps
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Sofia skips University to take care of her hypochondriac mother. They visit a well known "shaman" in Spain for the treatment. Series of events happens which makes Sofia learn more about herself. It is a beautifully written coming of age story that doesn't only portray love in family and relationships but also learning to identify oneself amidst the daily muddles of life. I had a good reading experience with this one.

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MrsMalaprop
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This month‘s book club read. #currentlyreading @Jeg

CarolynM I really enjoyed this. I'll be really interested to hear what you think 2y
Jeg @MrsMalaprop I found a copy here but didn‘t buy it as we are traveling today and have masses of stuff for Robert etc. Thought if I found it again I‘d get it and read it on the way home . Then again just before book club! That should make me remember it!! The copy I found was $9 US. Different cover to yours I think. 2y
Brona I think I loved this book too, but I had reservations. It has stayed with me for over a year though - it got under my skin - http://bronasbooks.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/hot-milk-by-deborah-levy.html?m=1 2y
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MrsMalaprop @CarolynM @Brona It‘s been on my radar since I heard Patricia Karvelas say it was her favourite last summer. I know others don‘t necessarily share that view. I was so glad when it was chosen for our BC this month 👏. 2y
CarolynM @Brona thanks for the link, I enjoyed reading your review. The book has stayed with me too, largely because of the ambiguity of most of the characters. I still don't know whether I think the mother was really sick, whether the doctor was a charlatan, what was going on between the daughter and her girlfriend. Often that would annoy me, but here somehow it really worked for me. (edited) 2y
MrsMalaprop @Brona @CarolynM I‘ll wait until I‘ve finished it before I read your review & spoiler respectively 😊. 2y
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Alicia
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Mini haul from Half Price Books last night! Went on a search for my swap gifts, found nothing for #theretellingbookswap but I did find two books for my #HalloweenGoesPostal match!!! Also ended up with these two for me!

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JillR
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Mehso-so

I know this one has a lot of Litsy love, but it just wasn't for me. I struggle with strange books like this. Some parts of the story were intriguing, and I could see it was very well written, but I can't do books with this kind of dreamlike quality. I never feel inclined to invest in the extra thinking a book like this needs. I finished it, but if it had been longer I think I'd have bailed.

minkyb Good for you to see it through! 2y
TrishB I didn't like it either - but pushed through to the end too! 2y
JillR Glad it's not just me @TrishB ! @minkyb I really hate bailing, although one of the kids did ask me why I was still reading it if it was making me so grumpy 😆 2y
merelybookish I had mixed feelings about this. I liked the writing but the story confused me. 2y
JillR @merelybookish I think I would have liked the story if the writing style was different! I was intrigued by the hypochondria and mother/daughter thing going on :) 2y
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readordierachel
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A local indie bookstore was having a 50th anniversary party. Everything was on sale. I went a little nuts, but all of this was under $30 total, so I don't feel too bad. I'm calling it a very early birthday present. I can definitely #blamelitsy for some of these. #bookhaul

JSW Great haul!! And happy early birthday! 2y
LectricSheep Ann Leckie!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
saresmoore Yes to all of these! Great finds! 2y
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EvieBee 😮 That‘s an amazing haul! Great price too!! 2y
merelybookish So many goodies! Cat's Eye is my fave Atwood. 2y
britt_brooke Nice!! 2y
Suelizbeth Cat's Eye is in my TBR. 🐈 2y
DebinHawaii Great haul! 📚👍👍 2y
batsy Great finds! Cat's Eye, Hot Milk, Savage Beauty & Wildfell Hall all superb reads, imo :) 2y
LauraBrook Holy crap, that's a great deal with great finds! #proshopper 2y
readordierachel @JSW Thank you! 2y
readordierachel @LectricSheep I have yet to read her, but I've heard such good things and I already have Ancillary Justice, so I couldn't pass it up! 2y
readordierachel @saresmoore You and @batsy seemed to have such a good time with Tenant of Wildfell Hall that I couldn't resist :) 2y
readordierachel @EvieBee @LauraBrook I was so surprised when I saw the price. I thought they had made a mistake! It absolved my usual book buying guilt 😂 2y
readordierachel @merelybookish High praise! Now I'm looking forward to it even more. 2y
readordierachel @Suelizbeth I've heard such good things about it! 2y
ValerieAndBooks I got Savage Beauty last week from the used bookstore 😊! Looking forward to reading it. 2y
rachellayown Nice haul! 👍 2y
shawnmooney Nice stack - I loooooved Hot Milk. By the way, has my package arrived? I wouldn't be surprised if it hadn't yet, but just wanted to check. 2y
readordierachel @shawnmooney I'm looking forward to that one! No package yet :) I will let you know when it arrives. 2y
dscale The Tenant of Wildfell Hall ❤️ have to add that to my re-read pile! 2y
readordierachel @dscale It will be a first-time read for me. I'm looking forward to it. Glad to hear you liked it! 2y
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JillR
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This was a gift and I'm launching in knowing nothing about the book or the author. Have you read this or anything else by Deborah Levy?

Cinfhen No, but I'm curious as well! Keep me posted.... 2y
JillR I will @Cinfhen ! 2y
Libby1 Yes. I liked this one. It was odd and strangely hypnotic. In a good way. 2y
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JillR Thanks @libby1 👍 2y
MrsMalaprop Australian radio journalist Patricia Karvelas named it her summer favourite. That's where I first heard of it. But I still haven't actually read it. 2y
JillR I'm already hearing good things @mrsmalaprop - I'm looking forward to getting started... (not until this evening though, work is getting in the way unfortunately...) 2y
BarbaraBB It's really good! Especially the inner life of the daughter! 2y
JillR Thanks @BarbaraBB - glad you enjoyed it, I'm going to get started now the kids are in bed! 2y
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rachaich
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I've recently joined a book club (hurrah ) and this was the book. I binge read it, that's how drawn in I became. Her writing is superbly enticing and the almost poetic lines were such a pleasure to read. I'm going to seek out her otger books.

Libby1 This book is strangely hypnotic. 2y
shawnmooney Yes! Yes! And yes! 😍 2y
wormkim This was my firsy book club choice... Sadly I wasn't as gripped by it but glad you enjoyed it Rach 2y
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whelanmaria
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Mehso-so

This book is beautiful and devastating, a young woman searching for love, life, happiness, and home. I found the plot to be engaging enough but, while the writing is impressive, it felt very slow. It's a quick read but I had some trouble staying with the narrator's existential crisis and questioning page after page. Worth a read but it's a slow one.

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whelanmaria
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My love for my mother is like an axe. It cuts very deep.

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DennisJacobRosenfeld
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It's really hot today, so I'm having short break on the balcony with a cold drink and a book. I've only just started the book, and although the plots differ vastly, I'm somehow reminded of Adam Resurrected by Yoram Kaniuk. That is high praise by the way.

batsy I loved this book. 3y
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elliemcc11
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There were occassions where I wasn't sure what quite was happening or who was talking but overall I enjoyed this tale of family clashes and self discovery and felt I was there on the beach in Almeria province. 🏖📚

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elliemcc11
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My treat after a visit to the dentist. Fortunately just a check up! 😁

Jess_Read_This Perfect! 3y
elliemcc11 Just what I needed! 3y
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elliemcc11
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Lunch & a chapter or two. Really enjoying Hot Milk.

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Em_loves
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'So what I'm saying is that if it [the laptop] is broken, so am I...'

'Perfectly crafted'- INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Anyone read Hot Milk yet? I'm intrigued!

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m.galehuxley
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I was in a great, dreamy mood after returning from Portugal and reading Clarice Lispector today, so I decided to prolong the mood by visiting the bookstore.

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kerry
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Mehso-so

I truly believe this was a case of it's-not-you-it's-me, but I never fully clicked with this story. That said, it had an eerie, haunting quality to it--only enhanced by the perfectly breathy, somewhat whimsical voice of the narrator on the audio version--that I expect will linger with me for some time. Glad I read it, even though I'm not sure I fully appreciated what Levy was going for overall.

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elliemcc11
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My #bookhaul #bookbuy today and only one bought by me (with a gift card as well 👍) 😘📚

I've got Americanah on Kindle but I do prefer a real book, especially one with a pretty cover 🤣

Me and mum are sharing Hot Milk and I'll share The Crow Girl with the husband.

Reviewsbylola Looking forward to The Crow Girl. 3y
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BarbaraBB
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What made this book so good to me, is Sofia's inner life. Hot Milk is a tale of how she understands her life and her relationships and of how she begins to repair things that are holding her back. She learns to stand up for herself, to take risks.
Levy catches Sofia's thoughts into the most beautiful associations and reflections on what happens around her, what people say and what it means to live in the 21th century. #manbooker #bookerprize

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Fridayfilms
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Hot Milk on a hot evening in June.

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kerry
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Who else has read this? It's... odd. Can't decide yet if that's odd good or odd bad, yet.

ptkpepe98 I started it, and got to page 20. I put it down. That was a month ago. I'm not sure about it. I just know I'm not in the mood for it right now. 3y
BarbaraBB I did and loved it. 3y
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beckygracelea
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#Riotgrams Day 12: Some of my planned #SummerReads

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ElishaLovesBooks
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Almost done with this one. Excellent writing and very interesting mother/daughter relationship but it seems to meander a bit. . . The plot is not really developed. Kept reading because the writing really is good.

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batsy
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Having a #bookishcrisis because I can't find my copy of this amazing book. ?

It's one of the best books I read last year and an honest, fierce and terrifying look at a mother-daughter relationship. Sofia, the main character, says her love for her mother is "like an axe". That's the thing about sharp implements--people get hurt. #booksaboutmothers #maybookflowers
@RealLifeReading

diovival I hope it turns up! 3y
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bedandabook
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Yay, two of my library reservations came in. There has been a lot of Litsy love for Hot Milk and I have been wanting to read Black Water Lilies for ages, so thrilled with these two.

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keelymorgan
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Narrator with a British accent? 😍😍😍

shawnmooney I ❤❤ this on audio! 3y
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