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A Garden of Earthly Delights by Joyce Carol Oates
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Mar 09, 2014

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Read from February 09 to March 09, 2014

Not my favorite Joyce Carol Oates book. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't really great either. The ending was weird and depressing. I don't mind a depressing ending, but I would like to think that there's a reason for the ending she chose, and it doesn't really make sense overall. I wasn't really a fan of the beginning or ending of the book, but I did enjoy the middle part, once Clara was on her own and how she figured out how to live her life. She made a lot of bad choices but she sought her freedom and found it in her own way.

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