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Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
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Aug 30, 07

Recommended for: readers with patience.
Read in March, 2007

The more Margaret Atwood I read, the better I feel I "get" her writing. Surfacing is not the type of book I typically enjoy. I'm a fast reader with a short attention span and too often find myself skimming details to find out what happens next. Books like this one, however, don't work that way. The characterizations run deep and Atwood is not afraid to bare her characters' flaws. It's also deeply methaphorical and rather slow-paced, in a traditional sense, but once I caught on, slowed down, and let myself truly experience the story, I fell in love with it.
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