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Outerbridge Reach by Robert  Stone
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Nov 02, 2007

did not like it
bookshelves: fiction-literary-and-mainstream
Read in November, 2007

Starts so slowly and dully that I doubt it would ever be published these days without an already well known author. The entire first half is background for the second half. The story of an improbable sailing trip, an improbable love affair and an improbable suicide. It is serviceably written, as far as grammar, etc., but there is no foreshadowing, nothing convincing, and the attempts to include philosophy entirely flat and dull. A sheltered but gorgeous republican baby boomer wife falls for a sleazy stuttering filmmaker (having met his prostitute girlfriend) while her husband, an equally gorgeous republican yacht salesman, attempts to circumnavigate the globe in his company's poorly made product. At the end, it's tied in a bow. Remind me never to read anything else by this old white male author, pictured on the back on his yacht.

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Michael Osborn Remind me never to read one of your lame comments again.

Ann M Ditto.

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