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Alligator by Lisa Moore
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Nov 24, 2009

really liked it
Read in November, 2009

This book is full of beautiful prose and characters that are full of vibrancy. I loved the style; the way it bounced back and forth through memories and moments the way your mind runs off on a tangent when you are thinking of something. I might have preferred the book to have 1 or 2 less characters and more of a focus on the people who are in it from the beginning but it seemed that the more I read about some of them, the less I knew about their characters. People became defined by sets of actions, and like narrative of the film that the character Madeleine is making, they all seem to become caricatures of a certain aesthetic instead of real people. It is the tiny moments in their lives described with precision and simile that really stand out in this book; a hand on someone's arm, the way a sales girl can sometimes make you desire something you don't like and don't need. These things are its strongest moments and make it a definite worthwhile read.

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Can I give you back the ZOe Whittall book I stole from ya and take this one in return?? =)

Jesse nope. this was the copy that was recycled. I had to finish it by reading the version from the library.

message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

ha! oh right! god who RECYCLES A BOOK. that was so bizarre and hilarious.

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