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Nothing Happened and Then It Did by Jake Silverstein
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Sep 13, 2010

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bookshelves: american, texas
Read from September 13 to October 01, 2010

There was a lot of nothing happening, or at least of things almost happening, in this book-- finding Ambrose Bierce in West Texas, winning a poetry contest, finding lost treasure in Louisiana, and getting scooped on magazine stories. It's kind of like a lot of Texas Monthly articles put together. I liked most of the stories, but things really slowed down in Mexico and the whole car race episode was way too long. It ended on a good note with the shorthand-writing man searching for his sister. I liked it overall, it had a lot of Texas in it and some good storytelling.

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