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The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
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Mar 20, 08

bookshelves: read-2008
Recommended to Jennifer by: Classic List
Recommended for: People who love words, not stories
Read in February, 2008

Not really that thrilled with this book. I read it because I had once found it on some "must read classics" list, but I also once read that Shirley Hazzard is a writer who thinks a little too much of her talent to write (I believe it was Stephen King) and that is what I get out of this book. Loosen up and tell a story - the long beautiful phrases mentioned by a previous review-writer are exactly what the book seems to be about. Oh, and there's some people doing some stuff, but very slowly and not very excitingly. Again, I love great writing, but have difficulty with arrogant writing, and that's what I believe this to be.
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