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Calvino's form is beautiful, quiet, and moving in his loosely-strung-together vignettes in Cosmicomics and Invisible Cities; both of those books I read in one night. But somehow his style came off as tedious to me in this one.. maybe he was just trying too hard to get a coherent plot going. And what probably came off as original, even revolutionary, in the late 70's feels tired now. On the other hand, I was a lot younger when I read Cosmicomics and Invisible Cities, maybe my tastes have just changed.
Fascinating look at Charles Lindbergh's wife through her letters and diaries. This was the period just after the kidnapping and murder of their first child and the incredible publicity.