Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Ilana Stanger-Ross is a good, careful writer and everything in the story (neighborhood, relationships, character development) is well done, but I still had a hard time enjoying it. Both Sima and Timna are difficult to like, for different reasons, and I often grew impatient with Sima, especially. The claustrophobic atmosphere of Sima’s basement shop (where everyone knows everyone else’s business and feels free to comment on it) gave me the heebie jeebies. I prefer to buy my underwear in the anonymity of a department store and now I know why.
(Book 44, 2010)