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Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
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Oct 23, 2011

it was ok
Read in October, 2011

Beautiful prose, pretty annoying main character. I had a serious love-hate relationship with this book. Sometimes the language would make the hair on my arms stand up, it was that good. But then the main character, Maggie, would try to act independent and tough and totally fail at it, and I would have to roll my eyes. There was a little too much damsel-in-distress in this book for my taste, and it didn't sit well with me. It was also perplexing to me how obsessed all the men in the book were with Maggie, despite the fact that she was really quite plain and ordinary. If you really like horses and horse racing, this book might be for you. But it wasn't really for me.

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