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The Ballad of West Tenth Street by Marjorie Kernan
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Aug 06, 2010

it was ok
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Read from August 06 to 23, 2010

trite. very few dear moments, but they do exist. dialogue and inner monologue was all but unbelievable. the cliched motley crew of eccentrics play out in my head like the overdramatic and self-indulgent community theater actors. that and the parodic rock and pop stars from get him to the greek. the good characters were very good, and the villains were very bad, and their intentions were shoved relentlessly in the reader's face. flat and with zero complexity. but i finished it. so that's something, i guess.

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08/06/2010 page 130
39.0% "a little too precious, a little to simple... but pushing through for the sake of the book club."
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