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Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
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Aug 13, 07

Read in July, 2007

This is one of the most beautifully written books that I've read in years. Wolfe bravely risks plunging into the chasm of melodrama in order to eke out a colorful, intense inner life for his main character Eugene Gant. The experimental style and earned emotional intensity make the book uproot itself from its plot line at times to achieve a feeling of timelessness that makes the story of the Gants seem epic.
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message 1: by M (new) - rated it 2 stars

M B While you are correct with what you said, Wolfe does have a very unique style of writing. He makes sure to specify every little detail to really give readers and idea and image of what is going on. Although, that may also be a fatal flaw of his. Because of his attention to detail, Wolfe takes longer to get to the story line and really develop anything interesting for readers to grab onto. from what I have seen before, the author needs to be able to grab the readers attention before the first ten pages. Maybe it's just me, but I got through at least 150 pages and got bored out of my mind.

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