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A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
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Mar 25, 2008

it was amazing

This book kept me so interested all of the way through. It is one of those very well written books by a superb author. But unlike many such books, I felt no difficulty at any point. I was just so caught up in the story, despite the fact that I knew going in that it was a modern version of King Lear and therefore had a head's up on the story line. But Smiley incorporated the aspects of King Lear so smoothly into the plot that it was completely believable and, what's more, understandable. I love it when characters behave in character, even when the plot is predetermined as it is when trying to recreate such a masterpiece as King Lear. Smiley did a great job with this!
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