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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
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Feb 07, 12

bookshelves: catholic, read-by-me
Read from January 31 to February 07, 2012

A story that reveals everything you expect to make up a surprise ending very casually throughout instead. It doesn't matter. Pure storytelling and great use of language make this a great book. Spark's focus on story and character make you nearly miss that the novel is practically an allegory of 20th-century Europe, embracing sentimentality and aesthetics with no beliefs or morals to point it in a worthy direction or restrain its worst impulses.

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