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City Boy by Edmund White
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Oct 12, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: first-reads, fiction, did-not-finish, memoir
Read in November, 2009

I look for a memoir to immerse me in the life of the author so that I can really see things from his point of view. Admittedly Edmund White's life is very different from mine. He is a gay man who really enjoys city life. I'm a straight woman who has gravitated to a very rural area. Still, there should have been a human hook but there wasn't. I simply could not slog through several hundred pages of picking up tricks, shallow party descriptions and name dropping. I finally gave up at page 158 so if it got better after than I didn't notice.
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