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The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
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Jul 12, 2011

really liked it
Read from June 28 to July 08, 2011

Kingsolver is one of my favorite authors and no doubt extremely gifted as a writer of novels, non-fiction and essays but I liked not loved this historical fiction. It took a some persistance to keep going in some parts of the book but I am glad that I finished it, as the conclusion demonstrated a well thought out construction. I especially enjoyed learning more about the era; Kingsolver creatively brought Frida Kahlo, Diego Riveria and Leon Trotsky and the McCarthy time period to life and I have greater respect for the artists and the Russian revolutionary.
I found the protagonist, William Shepard to be a bit dull and uneven. I think I may have enjoyed it more if Shepard was a little more exciting but it was still worth the read.

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