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Annie Proulx's The Shipping News: A Reader's Guide (Continuum Contemporaries)

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This work is part of the "Continuum Contemporaries" series giving readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential contemporary novels. It contains a biography of the novelist, a full-length study of the novel, a summary of how the novel was received upon publication, a summary of how the novel has performed si ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 11th 2002 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published January 2002)
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Nov 01, 2010 Stephanie Dahlberg rated it really liked it
I really didn't like this book at first. I only persevered because I was reading for my bookclub.

I was bothered by the writing which was fragmented. Sometimes the sentences were complete and sometimes they weren't. As I got further along in the novel, I became used to this. In fact, it was a timesaver that I enjoyed sometimes.

The information about knots was fascinating, as well as the description of boat building. Character development and relationship descriptions were wonderful.

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