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Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw
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Apr 17, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: drama, to-re-read

I read this one and its sequel back in high school (back in the 80's) and I'm surprised how much I remember from the book. It was probably the raciest book I'd read at the time, perhaps the shock that my mom had books like this(taken from the family book shelf) helped the rest of the novel stay fresh in my mind...perhaps it was all Shaw's talent which preserved passages so well. I really should re-read it and see how it strikes me now.

I can't say objectively if it's me today giving it 5 stars from memory of the book, or if I'm just sure my 16 year old self would have given it an enthusiastic 5. That does it. I'm putting it on the re-read shelf.
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