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The Song is You by Megan Abbott
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Aug 27, 2011

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bookshelves: novels, 2011, library-books, mystery, historical-fiction, the-movies, women, noirish, toughandromantic-as-the-cityheloved, california-please
Read from August 26 to 27, 2011 , read count: 1

I think The Song Is You is clever and skillful, and sometimes insightful (Abbott gets into Hopkins' head really well, and the mechanisms of power are finely observed). It's sleazy, but sometime melancholy, too, and her style is a convincing update of the kind of thing she's ripping off. (Well, not ripping off exactly: paying homage to?) However, I don't know it really resonates beyond the vicarious thrill of reading it? I think you probably remember Megan Abbott much more than you remember the book itself. Certainly, I'm interested in her other work! So I guess that's fine.
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