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The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn
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Jun 12, 12

Read from May 29 to June 12, 2012

Hated it.

I enjoyed the first few chapters, and thought it set a nice tone, but the deeper I got into the novel, the more I loathed and disagreed with the author's choices for Emily's voice. The fictional elements felt all wrong as well, and if I told myself this was just a story about anyone from this era, rather than a bad imagining of Emily's life, well, that didn't really help me get through the stupid stuff any quicker.

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Reading Progress

05/29/2012 page 20
6.0%
06/12/2012 page 348
100.0% "Starts off decently, then gets worse and worse until I just wanted to drown the book in the river. Alas, the library shall have their copy back unscathed, but deeply verbally scorned."
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