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Nine Lives by Dan Baum
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Jun 21, 09

really liked it

I liked this book a great deal. Baum has long been a favorite nonfiction writer of mine and his Katrina reporting for the New Yorker is great. So I was predisposed to like this book. The structure was great, particularly his decision to look at the lives of his nine characters as a whole, rather than just how their responses to Katrina. That being said (and this is why it's getting four stars instead of five), I was more interested in their responses to Katrina and how they've dealt with the aftermath, and I felt the book ended abruptly, without filling that info in. It's still a great read, and I wish there were more info on the characters he wrote up. I would totally read a sequel.

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