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Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
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Jun 01, 12

did not like it
bookshelves: abandoned
Read from May 25 to June 01, 2012

I'm afraid I have to let this one go. I cannot go on any longer. I made it about halfway before deciding. The book started out promising with the youngest daughter in the family talking about their life on an island off the mainland of Florida holding alligator wrestling shows to the tourists and how one day a better act comes along and steals all their business along with the death of their star attraction, their mother. The family sliding into debt and the dad being in denial, all this was fine. But then the story flat out just stops. It starts to meander al o er the place like the author no longer knows where to go with the story. I assumed this was a brief stall, but when I found myself halfway through with going no where, well I just quit. Blech.

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05/31/2012 "Ho hum yawn"
09/03/2014 marked as: abandoned

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