A Thousand Acres
Publish date: July 4th 1993
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
Edition language: English
Smiley uses King Lear as her framework for this novel. We have the ailing patriarch, a kingdom in decline and his three contesting daughters. And as you’re reading you’re often wondering to what extent Smiley is going to mirror the Shakespeare plot. The plot of King Lear would be melodramatic vaudev...
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This only highlights how long its been since I've been 'actively' reviewing books, but not only did I read this back in May, this is the first review I've written since the "let's divorce author discussion from book reviews" debacle.I've read [author reference deleted] in the past, and in those revi...
I read this when I was 15 or 16. Maybe if I read it now I'd like it better.
A book so good it will cause me to re-evaluate every other book I've given five stars to this year, and measure every one I read for the rest of the year against it.