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Wildwood by Colin Meloy
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Sep 06, 2011

it was ok
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Read from September 06, 2011 to February 06, 2013

I hate to admit this, but I think I have to just stop trying with this book. I've had it half finished in my Kindle for a year and a half.

I am devoted to Meloy's songwriting talent, and the Decemberists are one of my favorite bands. No contest. The trouble is, the delightful whimsy and hyper-literate wit that makes his songs so brilliant doesn't sustain over hundreds of pages of narrative.

I was bored. I'm kind of disappointed in myself for it, but there you go.
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Marian i was reading it with my kids and gave up. i was not disappointed in myself or my kids for abandoning it; i was disappointed that the book, which has such a promising premise, did not keep our attention.

Cameron Garriepy I feel better now. I think I just feel bad that someone whose short form writing I so adore couldn't hold my attention. Ah, well.

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