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My Ántonia by Willa Cather
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Jan 05, 09

bookshelves: caution-do-not-read, pre-college-for-class, specific-periods-or-eras
Recommended to Christina by: The All-Knowing 9th Grade Summer Reading Gods
Recommended for: people who are cold and have the capability of starting a fire
Read in July, 2000, read count: 1 (maybe)

Okay, I have a joke for you: How many pages does it take to adequately describe Red Wheat swaying ever-so-gently in the prairie breeze? Give up? According to Willa Cather, it takes at least 9.

I say "at least" because I'm not sure if I finished reading it, or if I threw the book at the wall because who gives a crap about Red Wheat? Yeah, I'm sure it's a beautiful look at prairie life or wherever the hell it was they lived, but if I wanted that I'd watch old reruns of Little House on the Prairie on the Hallmark channel (which, believe me I have). I once tried watching the film version of My Antonia starring little Neil Patrick Harris, but even that was... mostly excruciating. Final verdict: best used as kindling.
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