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4.0 out of 5 stars "An Extended Kumbaya Chant", October 15, 2012
This review is from: May We Be Forgiven: A Novel (Hardcover)
This novel embodies a clash of two literary themes. The opening chapters are quite spicy--garnished with quirky, kinky, violent, depraved and hypersexual scenarios--followed later by a Pollyannaish morality tale which turns into one extended Kumbaya chant. In these chapters a sugary patina is applied to just about everyone-- the pets, the geriatric set, the children, the adulterers, etc. Suddenly, all are supersensitive philosophers, global ecumenicists--respectful, improbably intelligent, well-behaved and philanthropic. Money never seems to be a problem to these folks and exorbitant spending sprees ensue. To be quite honest, however, the Richard Nixon thread is done very well and the literary quality is actually quite high overall. As a result, I have no problem giving this book a 4-Star rating.
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Initial post: Oct 24, 2013 7:51:21 AM PDT
Fully. And the South Africa part is simply absurd, I skipped most of it
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