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The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
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Jul 19, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, bookclub
Recommended for: plant lovers
Read in January, 2006

We read this for my bookclub last year and it got mixed reviews. I liked it because it tells the story of a particular and paticularly strange guy, in an arena (orchid enthusiasts) of strange people. I like strange characters, I like plants and botany and gardening, and I really enjoyed the book. I've also spent a fair amount of time in Florida over the past ten years and I could just feel the thick humid air as I read this.
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