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Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
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Sep 05, 2011

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bookshelves: own, historical-fiction
Read from August 26 to September 04, 2011

Being a big fan of both historical fiction and stories about infectious diseases this book was right up my alley. My primary complaint pertains to the language that the author used, as I was often clueless as to what many of the words meant. I am sure it is historically accurate, but it didn't add anything to the story to use antiquated language when referring to objects and places IMO.

Also, Anna was a respectable heroine but I found it frustrating that she was so courageous in many instances then at other times behaved so meekly ( i.e with her father and step mother).

Oh yeah and the abrupt turn at the end came right out of left field. I think it would have been more realistic had she settled in England.


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09/02/2011 page 178
58.0% "Reaaly, really enjoying this one. The language is a little off putting at times, but the story is great."

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