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Mudwoman by Joyce Carol Oates
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May 12, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: tried-to-read
Recommended for: No-one
Read on May 11, 2012

I felt like I'd been reading this book for hours when I first wanted to give up on it. I told myself to give it fifty pages and got past seventy, but it was hard going. Every. Single. Sentence. is overwritten. I felt like the author wanted to say after each paragraph, "Did you see how poetic my prose was? Huh? Huh? Did ya? Did you see how chock full of meaning it all is? Huh? Which is a pity, because I felt that the story itself was going somewhere. But the writing stopped me caring about where that was.
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Kelli Bragg My thoughts exactly - I kept waiting for there to be something "there"...by the end of the book, I realized nothing would be forthcoming.

message 2: by Sooz (new) - rated it 1 star

Sooz I can understand your comment; this is my first experience of this author. Her sentences, the story, the scenes, all wander all over the place until you're dizzy.

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