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Billy Phelan's Greatest Game by William  Kennedy
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Jul 17, 2008

bookshelves: fiction-drama-poetry, ireland-irish, historical-fiction, z-read-in-2008, abandoned, the-1930s
Read in July, 2008

This style of writing annoys me no end. I don't really want to get into it right now (ask me sometime, maybe over a few beers). I once read Ironweed all the way the through and hated it and wondered why I had persevered all the way through it. I guess because it had won the Pulitzer Prize and because two trustworthy sources personally recommended it. Then I read Legs once and was often slightly annoyed by it throughout, but the story ended up being ok and worth finishing. So I thought I would read this as a sort of a rubber match and then consider maybe re-reading Ironweed. No chance of that now. This is such contrived shallow bs garbage ... aaaa, don't even get me started on this, at least not in this forum.

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