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Review of Dry Season by Gabriela Babnik, translated by Rawley Grau

 

There are some things that are unnerving though unimportant when you start reading a novel. One of those is when a difference in a character's name is spelt differently on the back of the book compared to the actual text of it, I know Ana is one letter away from Anna but it kind of puts me off rhythm. Anyway to the novel at hand, Dry Season  by Gabriela Babnik is about a 62 year old Slovenian woman in Burkina Faso and she starts a relationship with a 27 year old local. I felt a disconnect to it, I just never got into the book when reading.

 

I was bored reading this book, it didn't do anything for me apart from make my mind seek out distractions, like there is a horrendous line towards the end (third last page) which instead of me just finishing it ad me googling the bad sex award information. I just did not like this book. I think my 2 star rated might be a bit kind.

 

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