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The Liars' Club by Mary Karr
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Apr 27, 14

bookshelves: read-for-school, 2011
Read in February, 2011

Original posted 20 February 2011 on Falling Letters.


Meh. This book was unsatisfying for me, somehow. I didn't feel like a lot happened and the ending especially was dull. That being said, it is a memoir and therefore based on a person' life, which means (ideally) the author didn't/couldn't just make up their own story. But still. The story being told wasn't one I was really interested in. I did like bits and pieces of the prose. Karr can write, that's for certain. I liked how she would make note of where her memories turned fuzzy and of things that just completely blacked out of her mind. I feel like too much was left out about the mother, though. It seemed to me that the reader wasn't being given chunks of relevant information and I felt confused about that.

Maybe it's just that I wasn't in the mood to read this type of story and was forcing myself through it, but I definitely enjoyed The Glass Castle a lot more than this book. I guess it just wasn't for me :/

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