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The Emperor's Children

2 Ratings: 0.5
A book by Claire Messud

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Author: Claire Messud
Publisher: Knopf (August 29, 2006)
2 reviews about The Emperor's Children
review by . March 10, 2009
The Emperor's Children
    New York social life has become a challenge for Marina, Danielle and Julius, thirty-something's who find themselves adrift, success since graduation from college yet to be achieved. A generation blessed by education and a particular sense of entitlement, these three New Yorker's are on the cusp of something; they just don't know what it might be. The daughter of the iconoclastic Murray Thwaite, a popular writer and raconteur, Marina has been slaving over her non-fiction book …
review by . January 24, 2007
I found "The Emperor's Children" incredibly disappointing. The reviews I had read just raved and raved, but I disliked it intensely. Shallow, solipsistic characters about whom I couldn't even bring myself to care - neither could the author apparently, as some were nothing more than lazy ciphers - the guy from Australia, Julius's boyfriend, the wife. Good God, if you are going to stoop to the jaded device of bringing in an alienated outsider to stir things up, please take the time at least to develop …
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