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My American Unhappiness by Dean Bakopoulos
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Sep 27, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: 2011, chicago-public-library
Read on September 23, 2011

I loved Bakopoulos' first novel for its thoughtful earnest story. Now he's back attempting irony, political/social commentary, mild satire, and still trying to hang on to the wonder and earnestness. Why are writers doing this? Why won't they stop?

All the same it's a quick, diverting read and it has the honor of being the first book to bash me over the head with the social symbolism of the 2008 election.

PS I am now going to be more stringent with my rating system

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message 1: by Molly (new)

Molly I love this commentary. I feel the same way--authors overreaching to try and get all possible writing styles into the same novel. Stop paying attention to your agents, and just write!

message 2: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Otto Care to give us a sentence or two on that bruising social symbolism?

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