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A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
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Jul 31, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012
Read from July 24 to 31, 2012

A story about ownership and transfer of a farm and a convoluted, confused and messed up family, based on King Lear. This book is really dark and quite genius. I read it in my early 20s and wasn't really ready for it. Re-read it and thought it was brilliant. Two complaints- at time the understated nature of the writing made things a bit confusing (things were just said, and then you'd have to backtrack and figure things out). Also, this is really a book that should be read alone, and I read books in between the time I started and finished it. This is a book that deserves your full attention.
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