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Straight Man by Richard Russo
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Mar 18, 12

Read from January 25 to March 18, 2012, read count: 1

This is a new favorite.

I laughed when the main character critiques a student's fiction by referencing the need for plot, for while this novel has a plot it is of minor consideration against the strength of the characters. The bits of plot merely provide opportunity for the characters to shine.

My only complaint was that Russo seemed to have some trouble wrapping things up. The ending seemed out of place at times. I can forgive this as I really didn't want to say goodbye either.
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Reading Progress

02/07/2012 page 78
19.0% "I don't know where this book is going, and I don't care. Just enjoying the scenery." 1 comment

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