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Posted November 9, 2010
I very much enjoyed The Shipping News. This book I did not. I found it to be slow and tedious. Nothing happened. but, then, if nothing is going to happen in a book, it may as well be in rural Texas, I suppose. I always say life is too short to read bad books. This is a good few hours of my book reading life gone and never to be retrieved.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 7, 2003
Gave Up After 100
I'm sorry, but I either just plain don't like Annie Proulx's writing or just don't 'get' it. Her characters are overdrawn losers with ridiculous names (Tambourine Bapp? Come ON!) who are not the least bit believable (I LIVE in Texas -- I've never met anyone even remotely like these folks). The one thing Proulx did manage to capture by way of her sleep-inducing prose, was the totally dismal nature of scenery and life in West Texas. My advice -- don't waste your time. Read Larry McMurtry instead.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 3, 2011
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