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Mohawk by Richard Russo
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Jun 16, 11

bookshelves: fiction-literature
Read in January, 2010, read count: 1

This was Russo's first book, which received critical acclaim, and was also the first that I did not especially enjoy. All the Russo elements are there: small, fading New York town; good guys, bad guys, and drunks; secrets hidden for years, gambling and divorce, and people loving those they should not. Lots of characters with intricate pasts. Unfortunately, this book was just the shell of what Russo's writing would later become; the characters lacked depth, the story was flat, with no excitement or enthusiasm to keep driving it forward; in fact, it occasionally tottered on the edge of b-o-r-i-n-g. Stick with his later novels.
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