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Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
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Dec 30, 2007

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bookshelves: fiction
Recommended for: men, interested in labor movement, interested in modern writing styles

This book is written in many character's first person. It changes with little to no warning who is speaking in first person, including as many as three times during the same conversation. Just when you think you can't get into the rhythym of the voice of the writer, you do and it picks up. The pacing of the story is slow, deliberate. The story is carefully crafted and the ending is exactly what it should be. I appreciated the book but it is a more laborious read than I am often up for. Kesey is brilliant, yet down-to-earth, hands-in-the-mud regular.

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