The thirteen short stories that make up Amanda Michalopoulou's I'd Like read like versions of an unwritten novel: each riveting tale resonates with the others, and yet a sense of their connectedness remains tantalizingly out of grasp. Instead, we are presented with a kaleidoscope of characters and events, signs and emotions, linked by the uncanny repetition of certain details: blossoming almond trees, red berets, bleeding feet, accidents small and large. Michalopoulou's characters are both patently fictitious and profoundly real, as they move through a world in which even the smallest of everyday occurrences can take on enormous significance. I'd Like offers a touching, utterly unique reading experience from one of Greece's most innovative young storytellers.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - papalaz - LibraryThing
I came to this text expecting a collection of short stories from the author of How I Killed My Best Friend. The blurb on the back, however, suggested that there was rather more on offer. I read the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GlebtheDancer - LibraryThing
I'd Like is a collection of short stories, largely concerned with the difficulties of family life and relationships. It is, in some ways, reminiscent, in terms of themes at least, of the sort of ... Read full review