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Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
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Jun 23, 2015

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Read from August 07 to 22, 2013

A solid piece of literature that's only failing is that it knows it is a solid piece of literature. The writing is forced at times to be more than it is, extending into metaphor and symbolism that becomes confusing even for the characters. The story and the southwestern themes of the book make it unique enough that I would recommend reading, but this coming of age tale is not meant for children.

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08/07/2013 marked as: currently-reading
26.0% "The build of this novel is odd and complex. At times I find it hard to get back into, but within pages I believe it."
44.0% "Almost halfway done, and I don't have a good grasp on this book. I thought it was a memoir, but there's some seriously weird supernatural stuff going down."
75.0% "The book dips in and out of a religious awakening and a coming of age, loss of family story."
08/22/2013 marked as: read
08/06/2014 marked as: to-read
06/04/2015 marked as: currently-reading
56.0% "Why do bad things always happen after /during student plays?"
06/23/2015 marked as: read
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