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The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
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Jan 14, 09

Read in January, 2009

This came in the mail yesterday and since Freak the Mighty is one of my all-time favorite books, I can't wait to read this!

Okay -- just finished it last night. What a rollicking Civil War tall tale! There is no way all these things could happen to one person but they could certainly happen to Homer P. Figg. Loved the way Philbrick plunked us right in the time period -- no explanations here! And the voice! I'm insanely jealous. And I loved the Civil War slang glossary at the back. The author wisely chose not to confuse us by using those terms in the text but he won my heart for creating this glossary.

This is the perfect book for the reader who thinks he/she doesn't like historical fiction.
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