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Thoughts Without Cigarettes by Oscar Hijuelos
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Oct 13, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: first-reads
Read from October 10 to 13, 2011

I just won this book on first reads goodreads giveaways! I can't wait to get started on it! An update to follow upon receipt! Thank you!


I am highly disappointed with this selection. It had so much potential. Of course, Mr. Hijuelos is a great writer, but I found that this book could've been so much shorter and so much better had it not been for all of the asides and lengthy parenthesized descriptions! He lost me after the death of his father (sorry). After that the story became whiny and I just couldn't get through it.

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10/11/2011 page 50
10/11/2011 page 50
13.0% "Interesting but slow read"
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