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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Much of this book was beautifully written. However, like the other reviewers, I found that the Flowery writing often got in the way of the story. The characters seemed weak and I couldn’t feel them. I wonder if the story is an allegory. The central characters loss of memory, and his nostalgia for the past, symbolising his country’s pain during, and after the war, and its nostalgia for pre-war times

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