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Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
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Oct 23, 2012

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okay, i have to admit it, i found this book to be quite challenging. i listened to it on audio, and i have a really hard time recognizing names and/or telling apart characters that seem similar, and this book killed me in regards to that. on top of that, it was hard to track changes in the plot threads, and after i'd gotten a couple discs in, after talking to my coworker who has also started this book, i found out that there were apparently flashbacks happening that i totally missed, but he also mentioned that the chapters were like 100 pages each or something, so i wasn't totally off in some of my confusion. oh, on top of all that, Chabon uses SO MANY WORDS, and so many BIG words. hello, i feel stupid. but once i started getting a grip on the various plots, i enjoyed the story, and the reader was good too, except i felt myself spacing out a little now and then during slow points. anyway, i recommend it for those who are into the more literary fiction realm and not looking for a 'light' book
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