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i love her work so much. i recommend her CD's (Built Like That and Independence Meal) more for first-timers, though.
Egyptomania does make me chuckle.
The first two volumes of this novel blew me away. This third novel was admittedly tougher for me personally. I got halfway through it the summer before grad school, put it down the day before math camp, and didn't pick it up again until two months after I graduated. Losing my momentum made it very hard to get back into it two years later. Furthermore, this entire novel was about Parisian high society, their parties, and the narrator's fascination with them. And what segment of the population could be less interesting than the royalty and aristocrats of Parisian high society 100 years ago? And what segment of their lives could be less interesting than their parties? So why, you ask, did I give this volume five stars? Because despite all these reasons not to like it, it is still that amazing. It is slow, but breathtaking. Proust somehow manages to make the lives of this dull segment of our species entirely relevant to my life, interactions I have with others, and feelings I have about people I know. In this novel as well as the two before it, he perfectly describes so many things that I think about but could never articulate, and makes me see little things in an entirely different way.