“Trouble Finding Blondie” by Mimi Marten is a noteworthy book. While on the surface somewhat of a love triangle spread across various cities with a lot of back and forth, there is much more to the story and the characters. Can old lovers reconnect and rekindle their romance or has too much time passed? The thought that went into the character creation and their depth reminded me pleasantly of one of my favourite books: “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera. Not in the sense of imitation but in the sense that it uses similar sharp observation of human beings and the same moral questioning.
Enjoyable and easy to read all the same this is a pleasant read and an impressive debut novel.
I was born in the former Czechoslovakia, behind the Iron Curtain, and under the Communist regime. I…
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