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Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore
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Mar 04, 2012

it was ok
Read in March, 2012

Definitely my least favorite book of Lorrie Moore's out of what I've read so far. Generally, I find the first 30-50 pages of anything she writes present a hopelessly bitter, dark perspective eventually rescued by the realization that she intends a lot of it to be funny, and that she's more forgiving beneath the tough-witted exterior; however, in this one things never seem to get off the ground - the trademark puns are barely there, and the language doesn't sing, it just wanders. She's good at voicing daydream reflections on a mediocre life, and there was one nicely drawn comic scene involving a church camp baptism, but otherwise I found the work distracted, rambling, and under-edited.

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