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Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
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Feb 02, 2008

did not like it
Read in March, 2008

as usual Ondaatje incorporates some beautiful imagery and there are some really outstanding sections of this book. However, on the whole, a disjointed piece with a whole lot of exposition and background description, but no sense of resolution to 2 out of 3 parts of the story. The good part, near the end, is just a back story about a character that is already dead and has almost nothing to do with the rest of the book at all. One of the very main characters is conveniently beaten to crap and has amnesia, and that's where his story ends. Come on! It's no wonder this book was passed over for prizes this year.
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Burd I felt the same way. Too choppy. Every time I would get interested in a character, the story would go in a completely different direction.


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