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The Bradshaw Variations by Rachel Cusk
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Mar 17, 11

it was ok
bookshelves: first-reads
Read from March 12 to 17, 2011 — I own a copy

As I had received this book as part of First Reads, I was basing my interest on the jacket cover description. I don't think the story ever quite matches the jacket text, however I still enjoyed the book for what it was; a microscopic study of an extended family and the day to day events that shape who we are in relation to others.

Parts of this book were so beautifully written or relationships and fleeting individual thoughts so cleverly worded that I would begin to really anticipate something bigger coming, but overall, I was left with a sense of unfinished business. None of the characters were fully alive for me, or perhaps it was that there were too many voices to fully find myself invested in any one of them.
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