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Fence My Father Built

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Good read

Good read very interesting story line

posted by dontcallmesweeetie on April 2, 2012

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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This story seems hurried from beginning to end. It jumps from event to event with no real flow. Muri was in no way endearing. Instead I found her character weak, and simple. She couldn't understand the "problem." This fact is repeated past the point of redundancy. ...
This story seems hurried from beginning to end. It jumps from event to event with no real flow. Muri was in no way endearing. Instead I found her character weak, and simple. She couldn't understand the "problem." This fact is repeated past the point of redundancy. Unless you have an IQ equal to the average third grader, you will understand the "problem" quickly, as did I. After that, the story starts to drag despite its attempts to bring suspense through the acts of animal cruelty, vandalism, arson, debilitating illness, and child runaways. The religious aspect of the story seems forced; more like a second thought than an actual theme in the story. The father character is unbelievable to say the least. In spite of being an alcoholic, he still cares about his role as a father, a protector of artifacts, a builder, and a man of God. I honestly can't believe I stuck it out and finished the whole thing. I gave it one star because the grammar, punctuation, and spelling seemed mostly correct.

posted by Jen_JenJL on January 6, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Pretty good book

    Worth a read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2012

    Great Read

    This is a great book and an easy read!! I love the story line and all of the characters. It has so many things realted to happenings in real life, that anyone can relate to.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

    Good read

    Good read very interesting story line

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Good inspirational read.

    Ok storyline, not the best i have read but not the worst either.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2009

    Brilliant debut novel about coming home

    The Fence My Father Built by Linda S. Clare is a poignant novel about finding where you belong. Muri Pond is taking her two children, Nova and Tru, home to her father's home in the desert area of Oregon after the loss of her job and the end of her marriage. She grew up never knowing Joseph Pond, but after his death, she finds she has nowhere else to go, so going to his home makes sense. Until she finds out that his home is a trailer with a group of cobbled together additions and is occupied by her quirky aunt and uncle and their potbellied pigs. That's only the beginning of Muri's trouble, however. Joseph left a fight over water rights with the town's best-loved citizen in which Muri quickly finds herself trapped in as well, plus Nova has no intention of living in the middle of nowhere. Clare puts Muri in the middle of an impossible situation and every turn of the page only seems to turn up the heat. Her writing is powerful and deeply human. I hope she writes more fiction soon!

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