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Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
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Jul 20, 11

it was ok
Read in July, 2011

I was reluctant to read this, because it looked strange. I gave in, because I kept seeing rave reviews for it. I should have followed my instinct. It IS strange. It's imaginative, to be sure, with an unusual premise, fantastical features and good writing. But it can also be laborious, dark and mysterious - not in a good way. Toward the end, something very unexpected and horrible happens, which is then glossed over. The end is rushed and unsatisfying. I'm glad to have emerged from this swamp of a book... On to the next!
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message 1: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Wilkins I was on the fence about this one, too, after all the rave reviews. Thanks for letting me know I should follow my (and your) instinct!

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