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Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
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May 08, 2007

did not like it
bookshelves: bookgrouppick, ughmakeitstop
Read in May, 2005

one of the hardest books for me to get through (the only others being books by Virginia Woolf if that tells you anything about my tastes), because frankly nothing interesting happens. The heightened language the author uses to create mood in the very thin plot is self-conscious and unnecessary. I did not find myself caring for these sisters, despite the fabled regalia of their story's telling.

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message 1: by Lord (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:05AM) (new) - added it

Lord Beardsley OH MY GOD...I suddenly remember this book...

it took so long to block it out!
(sarcastically) Thanks Nate.

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