Missing Person by Patrick Modiano, was originally written in French I believe. I of course read an English translation. Mr. Modiano won the 2014 nobel prize for literature. Because of this, I was expecting an amazing book with shocking brilliant prose. The book is not bad, it is in fact a some what interesting story. But it doesn’t move very quickly. It is a kind of detective novel.
I bought this copy on abebooks I believe and it was hard to find. I had to purchase it because none of the local libraries had a copy. I think I know why they didn’t have a copy now. There is nothing special about this book. The story is just kind of there. Nothing exciting. Maybe this was just over my head, I’m not sure, but I can’t give this a good rating as it just didn’t interest me very much. I think the best part was the first 40 pages or so when the story is just getting started and I thought it was building up to something great. But it was anti-climatic. I was let down. This book only earned two stars out of five from me. Very disappointed.