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Elizabeth Strout - Olive Kitteridge,
This review is from: Olive Kitteridge: A Novel in Stories (Paperback)
I'm no great fan of modern fiction, generally. Most writers at work today seem uninspired, and write unambitious, trivial books that have generally been written before. (There are, of course, a few exceptions). This, however, I felt was different. It's not exactly shockingly original, but I felt it overflowed with quality, with compassion. It's a wonderful, rounded view of a woman's life. I adore Olive Kitteridge, the lady and the book. I felt myself reading each consecutive story with further commitment to her character. It's not a happy book (in fact, almost every story is about something variously tragic), but I like depressing books. And I liked this, a lot.
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Initial post: 5 Oct 2010 13:58:16 BDT
Scott F. Hannigan says:
To say that most writers at work today seem uninspired only shows up your own insularity. How grand of you to admit that there are a 'few' exceptions.
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Last edited by the author on 26 Oct 2010 10:28:52 BDT
I can't say I agree.
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