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A Painted House by John Grisham
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Jan 17, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction
Read in January, 2011

I really enjoyed this book. I took my time with it and suggest that anyone who reads it does the same. It's not a book you burn through in a night or on CD, rather you have to take your time and savor the imagery and dialog to get the most out of the story.

You likely know John Grisham from his legal thrillers such as The Runaway Jury and The Pelican Brief. "A Painted House" is a complete departure from that genre. The book is set in the early 1950's in the cotton farms of Arkansas and is told from the point of view of a 7-year old boy who articulately paints what feels like an extremely accurate and compelling picture of that moment of Americana.

Awesome book. Sorry, no fantasy aspects... :)

- Dan
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