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Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter
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Jul 27, 2012

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Read from July 27 to 31, 2012

This book contains three short stories by Katherine Anne Porter and they are all pretty easy reads. She writes very eloquently and does a good job building characters. The beginnings of her stories are a little hard to get into but I think they pay off in the end once you get to know the characters better. I liked Noon Wine the best but there are good things in Old Mortality and Pale Horse Pale Rider too.
Pale Horse is about the influenza outbreak that happened during WWI but I felt focused mostly on what it was like to live back home during "the war to end all wars". Like all wartime, there is a sense of hyper-patriotism that over takes the country and I think Porter does a nice job pointing out the overbearingness of it.

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