Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I'm Getting Nervous

SPOILER ALERT:  Don't read unless you are at least 2% into The Summer Garden. 

SHE THREW OUT FERRAGAMOS?!? 

Oh this is bad...


9 comments:

  1. I gotta say, this is really devastating. Even in the worst circumstances in the Soviet Union, there was some emotion: longing, sadness, despair.

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  2. I gotta say, this is really devastating. Even in the worst circumstances in the Soviet Union, there was some emotion: longing, sadness, despair.

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  3. Ok, I must be an idiot! What's ferragamos? Did I even spell it right?! I am 10% into the book. So, I passed this part. Maybe I wasn't paying attention?

    On another note, it's great to be back with Tatiana and Alexander! Oh, I've missed them!
    :) Michelle

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  4. Michelle, Ferragamos are shoes, NY shoes. Alexander didn't like to see her in anything that had to do with NYC.

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  5. As a testament to what one misses on the first read-through, I actually downloaded the sample version of The Summer garden since I couldn't find the Ferragamos in my paperback copy and couldn't guesstimate what 2 percent of it would be lol!
    SO, they also sounded like rad Ferragamos - green and strappy! And she tossed her pretty ruched clothes and did what sounds like nondescript Russian peasant clothes again! Even in her turmoil, Tatiana is chic.

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  6. Oh! Thanks!!
    I do remember when she threw the stuff out.
    :) Michelle

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  7. Okay, I'm this far now... (having to swag % read since Nook shows page numbers equivalent to the book... so going by % of pages) I'm having trouble liking Alexander much right now. I know he had it bad... I know he has PTSD, though I don't think they called it that then... but why does he have to be so cold to Tania? He dreamed of this time for so long... just not good.

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  8. Clay - I am SO GLAD you have this reaction - because it sounds like mine. And I keep beating myself up for getting mad at Alexander. I almost feel like it would be an easier pill to swallow if he were in a robe and comfy PJs in a veterans hospital somewhere, rocking back and forth and staring at his spoon. But his sheer meanness is just incredibly hard on the soul. And kudos to Paullina because I would stake my life on the fact that this is exactly how many traumatized men act when they return from war.

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