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Dogfight, A Love Story by Matt Burgess
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Dec 11, 2010

really liked it
Read in December, 2010

Dogfight is A Love Story that expresses affection for its characters and its Queens setting — filled with compelling detail, intensity and complex relationships. It's propelled by funny, rich behavioral observations and plot twists that seem natural in retrospect but aren't so apparent as you're being swept along by the story.

The writing is skillful but not slick and has an emotional maturity and insight that kept me re-checking Matt Burgess's age (28 — really?).

I can't say I ever got emotionally involved with the characters, but enjoyed spending the time with them. A very good first novel; I'll certainly watch for his next one.

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