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House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
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Feb 16, 2012

it was ok
Read from February 05 to 15, 2012

2½ stars actually...a bit above okay and not sure how well it was "liked". In essence, a bureaucracy mistake sets off a chain reaction of events in the lives of all the characters (Kathy, Lester, and the Behrani family (Nadi, Esmail,and Massoud) leaving one with an anti-fairy tale, a literary work, in which none of them lived happily ever after. The characters were all likeable, and yet flawed, depending on their part in the tragedy. The saddest character was Nadi as she was the most lovable, noble of the novel.

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Reading Progress

02/05/2012 page 3
1.0% "just started and can't wait to finish (I suspect I won't be impressed by it--the first page I noted a major grammar gaffe...I could be surprised, but it is a book group pick so I have to get it done"
02/10/2012 page 74
20.0% "a week to get this finished before the book group meets"
02/14/2012 page 201
55.0% "two days to finish this one...finally it is getting more interesting (now do I get it read or do my taxes?)"
02/15/2012 page 240
66.0% "and have to get it finished by tomorrow at 6pm"
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