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Posted July 1, 2010
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Lent does it again!!
I have been a fan of Jeffery Lent since I picked up Lost Nation. One word of advice I offer to people that read his books, is to be prepared to expect anything. There have been times when I've thrown his book across the room in fits of disappointment and picked it up again out of intrigue. What I mostly admire about Lent is his writing style that gives me comfort knowing that NOT JUST ANYONE CAN WRITE A BOOK. In his new novel After You've Gone is not one of my favorites, but I enjoyed reading a complex story about passion and peoples interaction with each other, that was not classic text book love story that was predictable. Some words of advice about this book, the chapters jumped around and it was quite maddening at times. But I loved it and just remember my advice.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Jeffery Lent's new novel is worth the read.
After You've Gone starts out slowly and is bogged down by tortured sentences in the beginning of the novel. One wonders if the author was challenging his readers to broaden their vocabulary or whether he had found new words and wanted to use them in this work. But the narrative soon captures you and the writing begins to flow with dramatic ease. Then you're hooked. I couldn't wait for the resolution and it did not disappoint. This novel does not bend towards romanticism though the story line tempts it to. Instead it is filled with the winds that real life blows our way. Life lived in it's fullest can still disappoint. Yet why would anyone change to a more tepid stew?
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Posted September 21, 2010
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