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New Grub Street by George Gissing
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May 11, 09

bookshelves: london, lit-fiction-english

It's a great book, which is strange because so many of the characters are unlikeable. Then again, maybe that is why it is a great book because all the characters are human.

Gissing paints a very good picture of the times, and several characters, in particular Jasper, feel as if they could just work off of the page. There are only a total of two flat characters and that is all. There is something compelling about the tone and style as well. I wish my teachers in college had assigned this book. It's great.
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