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Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
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Apr 11, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: 2012, book-club
Read from March 12 to April 11, 2012

I really wanted to like this book - the setting and characters were interesting & unique. I like the author's use of words and descriptions. It started off good, but about a third of the way in, I found myself setting the book down after reading a page or two. It just dragged like a oar through the swamp. I most enjoyed when the story switched to Kiwi's story on the mainland, as the pace seemed to pick up a bit & I was intrigued how he would fit in in the "real" world off the island. I finally had to skim the last 100 pages or so, as I wanted it be over. Bummer. So much potential.
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