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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
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Apr 25, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: rabck, at-least-the-writing-was-good, bookcrossing, good-but-made-me-sad
Read from April 23 to 25, 2010

One of those books that is extremely well written, but that I didn't like. What a miserable person Olive is. I'm glad I don't know her. Characters in this novel, which is more a collection of stories or vignettes, are beautifully drawn, even the sour Olive. And the individual stories contained so much humanity, though perhaps more death and tragedy than I might wish to read, but, as I said, the writing was a pleasure.
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Reading Progress

04/24/2010 page 13
4.81% "Excellent writing, but boy is Olive a miserable woman." 1 comment
02/20/2016 marked as: read

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Bark's Book Nonsense Sour characters really put me off. I meet enough of them in real life and can't tolerate them for long in a book I'm reading for pleasure.

message 2: by Amy (new) - rated it 2 stars

Amy There are many delightful characters in the stories, but Olive pummels her way into them all.

Barbara You expressed my sentiments exactly.

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