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The English Major by Jim Harrison
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Jan 08, 09

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Read in January, 2009

I really loved the author's "Returning to Earth" and when I saw he had a new book out, I jumped on it. And while I saw some similar elements in this story--namely, Michigan and Native American references, I didn't like the main character in the way I liked the last ones. This guy was a dirty old man and made far too many references to his dick. Totally turned me off! And it's too bad, because it's such a lovely premise--divorced older man hits the road to visit each of the United States.
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message 1: by elissa (new)

elissa Sounds like a guy book! Dick references probably wouldn't even be noticed by men. :)


Connie Gunderson agree completely. all the dick references were sophomoric.


Matthew Andersen thats what ya got from cliff, "a dirty old man?"
drive around. find the bars, the farms, and the dramatic california-wanna-be wives. then you will find folks like cliff and he'll make enjoyable sense.


message 4: by Quo (new)

Quo I agree completely that the characters & author seemed rather one-track, so limited that they (male & female alike) appeared like caricatures & with almost no sense of the various landscapes being traversed.


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