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Lark & Termite - Jayne Anne Phillips
Lark & Termite
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375401954 (0375401954)
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 254
Edition language: English
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5.0 The Blue Fox
THE BLUE FOX reads like Hemingway crossed with a more recent Jayne Anne Phillips novel. Cut into three sections, the first is a series of precise beats following a hunter who tries to take down a fox. The middle section bursts forth with life and connectivity, loss, death, and reveals just who is th...
sarah rated it
2.0 Lark and Termite
This seems to be one of those books to which most readers either connect deeply or don't connect at all. I didn't really connect with this book, although I can appreciate why other readers loved it.This book takes a little work to get into: it starts with the story of Robert Leavitt, an American sol...
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1.0 Lark and Termite
I had to abandoned this book. After about 60 pages, I just couldn't keep going. The poetic flow of the story was so abstract that I was left in a dreamy haze often wondering what exactly was going on. I don't mind poetry style prose as long as they are grounded in something concrete to give it a ...
SJane rated it
Not bad, but not great either. One of those books that -when you're reading it- you think "actually I could be reading Dostoevsky, or William Faulkner, or George Eliot," or, in my case, that Saul Bellow book I bought a year ago, never having read Bellow, but having read, now, Jayne Anne Phillips. Th...
mkunruh rated it
This book, at times, reminded me of Robinson's Housekeeping (and not just because of the flood); its not as strong a novel, but it is as ambitious. Termite's voice doesn't work - she uses him to fill in narrative holes and subverts his voice as a result. There is also a deus ex machina 'twist' at t...
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