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Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick
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Jun 29, 12

Read in June, 2012

Finished the book late last night--thought I'd give it four stars.

Then, when I woke up this morning, I was still thinking about Charlie and Sylvan and Sam and Will and Alma--and the disgusting Boaty. And how life is not fair. And how I spent a whole book wondering how Charlie got his money, where he'd been before Brownsburg. And thinking about how some people live their entire lives entranced by images that aren't real, like Sylvan, and wanting what they can't have.

I went back to re-read a couple of key scenes, this morning, just for the pleasure of Goolrick's languid but clean prose.

I can find fault with aspects of plotting. But "Heading Out to Wonderful" is a book that will stay with me a long time. That deserves five stars.
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