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Taft by Ann Patchett
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Mar 21, 09

Read in March, 2009

I made the mistake of reading other reviews of this book before I wrote mine, and once again the reviews proved that I never seem to have the same opinion as mainstream America. All of my favorite foods have disappeared from shelves, all of my favorite tv shows are canceled, my favorite Idol singers are panned, and not many people seem to like my favorite books, such as Taft, by Ann Patchett.
It is no secret that I believe Patchett to be a premiere writer of this generation. Her novel, Taft, follows on the heels of her most acclaimed work, Bel Canto, and is uniformly brilliant. The story ebbs and flows to perfection, unfolding at the perfect tempo. The interplay of two father stories is flawless. The subject of fatherhood itself is too little explored in literature, and becomes vibrant and REAL (for lack of a better word), in Patchett's expert hands. EXCELLENT.
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message 1: by Sas (new) - rated it 5 stars

Sas I am like you. What I like others are apt to disagree. If I like a TV show it is cancled or my TV broke down. My favorite drink they quit making. My favorite pick for president isn't even looked at.
I loved the gentle simplicty of Taft.
I love the showing of a caring man. It even helped that he was black.

I have not written my review yet. Will do so in the morning.


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