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The Group by Mary McCarthy
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Mar 14, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read from January 10 to March 14, 2011

I liked this book...I did, but I never "settled in" to it. I had the hardest time reconciling the time period with the content, which was a constant distraction. It was set in 1933(originally published in 1954), but my mind kept thinking modern-day fiction. The subject matter was so much more contemporary, sex more explicit and issues more current than I could have ever imagined for that time in history. If it hadn't been for the periodic bits of old-fashioned, Bogie-era speech, expressions and social norms, I'd have assumed it was written today.

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