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René’s review of The Dog of the South
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Aug 29, 2012 09:47AM
I don't know if you're familiar with the midges that infest the south and central US, René, but the author chose just the right name for Ray...an annoying little mosquito-like bloodsucker of no discernible use except to be food those larger than himself.
Aug 29, 2012 09:54AM
@Richard excellent! No, I wasn't aware of midges. The narrator does mention a few times that he has a bird-like face, with all the features concentrated in the center of it.
Aug 29, 2012 10:03AM
Portis does that sort of quiet layering of subtle "easter eggs" a good deal. I like it.
Sep 03, 2012 12:37PM
Hey René how's life? Have you also got into the habit of writing long reviews?
This is your longest that i've come across so far!
Sep 03, 2012 01:04PM
Hey Mala - it seems I am a little more verbose these days. I guess I've gotten into the review habit.
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