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A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
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Oct 05, 2009

did not like it
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Read in September, 2009

I read this book a couple of weeks ago, and I've been "sitting" on it, trying to find something to say about this book. All I can offer is the truth--I did not, in any way, connect with this book. The characters weren't presented in a way I could make them "real" for me, the story seemed strained and implausible, with minutia going on for pages upon pages while major plot and/or character reveals were handled in a sentence or two--if they were lucky. I sloughed through it because it was on the IndieNext list and many people I know and respect were very excited that this book was coming out, but I just cannot recommend anything about this book, other than perhaps to stay away from it.
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Ain't it sad? I really thought I would love it.

Jackie I've rarely struggled so hard to like a book and failed so miserably at it. It seems, from the other reviews (here and elsewhere), people either REALLY love it or REALLY hate it--there aren't too many middle of opinions about this book.

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