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One to Count Cadence by James Crumley
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Aug 02, 2010

really liked it
Read from August 25, 2010 to November 07, 2013

Four stars for its perceptive and exuberant descriptions of the camaraderie of an Army unit in an absurd and tragic situations. Crumley has written some of my favorite sentences. Also, the treatment of sexual orientation is very ambiguous. But you can see the foibles of every Crumley book here- the hero beating people's faces in nauseating description, the woman as whore or mother, the copious amounts of alcohol worn as a badge of elitism. And plus a sickening cynical view of the civil rights struggle that can't be explained away.

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Reading Progress

10/27/2013 page 128
37.0% "Pulls no punches."
11/04/2013 page 204
60.0% "I'm juggling 3 books and this gets put aside because it's the most ponderous. But it will be the one that stays with me the most."
11/07/2013 marked as: read

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