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Posted November 13, 2000
A good way to fill an otherwise empty afternoon
This is my first read of anything by Howard Frank Mosher. He appears to be an extremely capable writer, for he had me turning pages as quickly as I could. Unfortunately, those pages were being turned in my vain hope of finding a common thread through what essentially was several disjointed character studies. I found the plot to be water-thin and, in the last three chapters, frighteningly predictable. The characters themselves were sympathetically painted, as was the Vermont backdrop; no one can say Mosher doesn't have an excellent eye and ear for landscape and dialogue. The book would have made a far better collection of short stories. Regardless, it was an entertaining afternoon spent reading the book, albeit somewhat disappointing by the time it came time to close its covers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.