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Wildlife by Richard Ford
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Mar 13, 2010

did not like it
Read from July 20 to 23, 2010

The dialog of the book was very flat and seemed very strange and unnatural to me. The main character in the story, a teenage boy tells his story which is a view into a few days in his life. There are major events that take place, such as his father losing his job, his mother having an affair, before his very eyes, and his father leaving home to fight a wildfire threatening the area, but these events don't seem to impact him in a major way-he just accepts them as the next thing that happens in his life.

I am not, and never have been a teenage boy; Is the author trying to tell us that this is the way things happen when we are young? I don't know..... but it didn't work for me.....I almost gave up on this book, but continued to read, hoping to find some great truth revealed, or some other event that would tie everything together. It didn't happen.
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