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jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it 2 years ago
Preston Falls by David GatesThis story is about a family, man wife and 2 kids. They travel to VT for their weekends to get away from the city.Jean the wife is tired after working every day to drive 4 hours to get to the weekend house.Willis the husband is on a leave, unpaid and is at odds with himse...
Munira @ In Vogue with Books
Munira @ In Vogue with Books rated it 7 years ago
Dickens is one of my favorites of ALL time. Undoubtedly this is one of his best writings EVER!
target acquired
target acquired rated it 7 years ago
DAVID COPPERFIELD: MASTER VILLAINoh you architect of doom!your devious passivity and willful naivete know no boundaries!your crimes are many!your poor doting mother - hustled off to an early grave, and you do nothing!you repay the Murdstones' attempts at improvement with intransigence and a savage b...
globulon
globulon rated it 10 years ago
I enjoyed reading this and as always Dickens characters are amazing and memorable. On the other hand I found the plot weaker than some of his others. It was more episodic so I found it slightly slow going. This was particularly true at the beginning where every turn of fortune heaps more misery o...
Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets
Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets rated it 13 years ago
I'll have to give this one another shot. I really liked it at first, then got less and less interested.
SJane
SJane rated it 16 years ago
I picked this up on a whim at a book store. I'd never heard of the book or the author, but I guess there was a tempting blurb. In any case, great book about modern America. Plenty of despair and drinking. Quick read and good story-telling that is shocking in a low-key way.
makinghismark
makinghismark rated it 21 years ago
This novel is a swirling miasma of melancholia. In the beginning Jernigan is lying on the floor of a dilapidated trailer with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his hand. In between ingesting large quantities of gin, he recounts how he got to this lowly state. A beautiful masterpiece of sadness.
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it 25 years ago
Read this somewhere back in the '90s -- I recall reading some rave about it, then finding the book out of print having to spend some effort tracking a copy down (these were pre-abebooks days)... and then being dazzled by the book. Caveat emptor: I *love* narratives about utterly irresponsible dipsh...
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