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Straight Man by Richard Russo
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Sep 23, 10

liked it
Read from September 18 to 23, 2010

Not bad. Not great. Clever characters, decent plotline. Gets a bit absurd.
Set at an underfunded university in rural Pennsylvania, it wants to be Wonder Boys but doesn't quite get there. It's a pretty quick and entertaining read, though, so I'm not too devastated.

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Reading Progress

09/19/2010 page 191
46.0% "I like a well-written asshole."
09/21/2010 page 288
69.0% "This is getting a bit outlandish... but in a good way."

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