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The End of Days

The End of Days - Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky I have read 50% of this book and I am no further on than when I had 1% read as this book is making absolutely no sense to me. When is the right time to give up on a book? I hate giving up on a novel but I am getting zero satisfaction from this story and frustration is starting to set in. So I think now is the time to part company with this one.
One of the difficulties for me is that neither the main character or her parents, sister, husband, grandparents and great-grandparents are given names (in the 50% that I read) I found this made the story or stories quite difficult to follow as was the 5 versions of the life and death of the protagonist. I was reading this on holiday and thought... AAAhhhhhhh enough is enough :-)