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A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
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Mar 30, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011
Read from March 30 to April 01, 2011

I can only apply my twenty-first century judgment on this book, so naturally this will be biased toward what I'm more accustomed to, which is fast-paced plots and happy endings. Essentially, this book is a soap opera; to call it anything else would be a lie and probably a disservice. It's great for this reason, since the reader is never deprived of drama and suspense. However, the plot tended toward predictable and meandering at times. I actually really liked the ending, though, because it should have been obvious, yet after reading Rosamond's story I found myself hoping for a different ending entirely. Overall it's a good read IF you're into nineteenth century fiction and soap opera plot lines.

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