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The Heights by Peter Hedges
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Jun 29, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: 2010
Read in June, 2010

Literary fiction with a beachy pace, but I feel like I've read this story so many times before.

It didn't help that we were getting baby boomers repackaged as fresh 30-somethings in contemporary Brooklyn. The gender issues, relationship dynamics, and antiquated technology seemed pulled right out of the 80s, but there were several references to pop culture events that place the setting firmly in modern day. I guess that's more of editing problem, but as a contemporary to these people they felt more like my parents than my peers.

Cute but ultimately unsatisfying. And I did like Bea. I also think this is one of those rare books that would make a much better movie.
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Aaron But aren't film rights the only reason someone would bother writing a book now?

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