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The French Revolution by Matt Stewart
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Aug 13, 10

Read from July 19 to August 13, 2010

This was a fun romp, a buffet at a party vs. a sit-down formal dinner (or a slice of pizza). As much as I enjoyed the read, I often found myself stylistically at odds. Stewart often paints with a broad brush -- an often bright and witty and clever brush -- whereas I am more of an "in scene" kind of reader.

That said, Stewart often struck me with some remarkably poetic lines and details. The most memorable was when a character sees a beautiful Asian-American woman and sees her black hair as "the color of outer space." Yes! Perfect!

Other reviewers have commented on the plot. Stewart does take the reader down some unexpected alleys, but because he kept the ride fun, I didn't mind at all.

This would make a great read for the beach or a plane trip.

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