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The Heights by Peter Hedges
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Dec 08, 2010

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Read in December, 2010

Truthfully, this is probably a 2 1/2 star book. I have always enjoyed Peter Hedges since working my way through his plays in college. His films at their best show real insight and dimension, and at their worst are just a bit too saccharine. Such is the case with "The Heights," which reads like an enjoyable but somewhat forgettable romantic-comedy. The characters are familiar but well-defined, the writing is smooth, funny and engaging, but the whole affair is of limited depth.

This was a good choice of book for me right now (I needed to lighten up) but I look forward to Hedges probing into deeper questions and conflicts in the future.

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