The main interest of this book is that it finally allowed me to discover a culture, a way of life, a particular context but above beliefs, because it is a very superstitious people we present Téa Obreht. They are ready to believe many things, even what is difficult "credible." For example, the story of the man-who-does-not-die. Very interesting it reminded me of a story of my youth and the title "honorary" is very explicit 'but one can hardly believe that this is possible.
Character level, Natalia was touching and interesting. I enjoyed discovering the country and its culture as she tells us his own story. It is more down-to-earth than its congeners so I liked to see be confronted with stories and legends of his people. It is a full-depth character like the grandfather who 'through the eyes of his granddaughter' seemed really friendly to me.
In the end, it's a pleasant reading, but it does not still leave me a lasting memory. I think the lack of "intrigue" is for something even though I was very interested to read this book to learn more about this people and this region.