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Moo by Jane Smiley
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Nov 16, 2010

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Read from November 02 to 16, 2010 , read count: 1

My third Smiley title. I almost gave it only two stars. It was well crafted certainly, and very quirky. The characters were VERY real to me, however, they are not lovingly portrayed. Rather, Smiley seems to reveal the foibles of motivation and character in each individual, pulling out and exposing the parts of our minds and hearts that are at the core of human weakness. Yet she also shows how the same weaknesses are often what draw us together. The university environment is portrayed as almost ridiculous, but anyone with experience with large institutions can probably relate to the insanity that often occurs within them.

Not a bad read but I don't think I would go out of my way to recommend.

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