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Plainsong by Kent Haruf
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Jan 09, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: colorado, fiction, reviewed
Read from June 02 to 04, 2011

I really, really liked this book. It has the magpies, washboards, dry heat, and windy plains of Colorado. The characters I liked best were the McPheron brothers. Just amazing characters. I was always interested in their relationship with the character Victoria Roubideaux. I could have read a book just about them. They were the older version of what I could see Ike and Bobby turning into out there on the farm. I liked the "As I Lay Dying" Faulkner-esk way about the chapters and points of view.

The chapters flowed right into the next and always kept the reader abreast on every character's feelings, activities, and reactions. Everyone meshed together nicely. All in all, a very good and simple read - never over-dramatic, always poignant, and on point with reality (as it may be for some). This is definitely a book to keep on the book shelf in order to re read it once again in the near future.
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