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I found that I was scanning pages more than reading them, because it was just taking way too long to get to the point.
No plot to speak of, no character development, no sense of time or place, and felt like it had been re-worked and re-re-worked way too much.
If you are all about beautiful prose and imagery and objectively written characters, you will love it and want to read it again and again.
Being from this area and living here all my life, I see this book as a representation of the people here. These two men remind me of many men in my life. The prose is lovely. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Lwnaphig
worst book i have ready in a long time. dont like it all. i am on a pulitzer kick. this is my least favorite.Published 2 days ago by Curtis C. Matthews
Yes, the writing is lyrical, but that's not enough to fill out a book. I'm 1/3 of the way through and I can't read any more. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Lynne Spreen
Not the kind of subject matter I would normally have delved into, this book was a gift from my girlfriend who is very good at helping me expand my horizons. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Erik Michael Oliver
Another of the books I read and reread and pass along to friends who enjoy well written novels.Published 2 months ago by james m. yerkes
Love Paul Harding. Economy of words, yet much said. Would recommend very highly.Published 2 months ago by L. Frantz
This was a beautifully written book. My mind would latch on and romp through the glorious images presented. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BETH ARNOLD
Not quite sure why this book was an award winner. Nice story but that was about it.Published 2 months ago by mikeo
A breathtaking read! The words creep on one revealing and unfolding startling images of impermanence, loss, in-corporeality, cruel barren relationships and environments and the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carol