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Black Water

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2007

    The Worst Book Ever!

    I really enjoyed 'We were the mulvaneys' by JCO, but this book was by far the worst book I have ever read. The 150 ish pages were complete torture during the 24 hour period it took me to read it. I am not sure where she was going with this story, but it just said the same thing over and over and over and over and over again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2004

    Not worth the time!!

    Repetition, and nothing more. This story could have been told in a few pages and in a much better way. Don't waste your time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2003

    Understand the creativity: lost in repetition

    Oates creatively tries to bring the character's angst by returning to the scene again and again, but mistakedly repeats things over and over to the point of boredom. I couldn't wait to put this book down because I thought the organization was lacking in power. I think Oates was trying for 'power' by continually coming back to the drowning, but she loses the impact of this historic event by repeating herself rather than adding more to each of the victim's reminiscence. I became bored with it before reaching even the middle of the book. My mom let me in on the historical connection, otherwise, I would have put the book down much earlier, and I always finish a book.

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