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Ripley Bogle by Robert McLiam Wilson
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Nov 24, 2011

really liked it
Read from November 05 to 24, 2011

Lyrical dialogue, narcissistic flair and endless personification. A down-and-out intellectual snob. Excellent descriptions of homeless cause, hunger, cold, loss, regret, and stubbornness. Last chapter -- as so often is the case? Seems a bit tacked on, but can be argued to fit the novel well. A bit too much main character narration and internal dialogue for some tastes, I'd wager. I really liked it -- not as much as some other books I've given four stars to, but it makes the grade.
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