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The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
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This is a great book to read at Christmastime, very lush and opulent. I thought there were strong parts and weak parts, but I really enjoyed it overall. There are some elements that made it dated, like "putting random lines in quotation marks" for emphasis, but for one of the older Pulitzers, I thought it was more relevant and modern than a lot of the writing from the early part of the 20th century. I look forward to the other winner by Booth Tarkington.
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Reading Progress

December 19, 2015 – Started Reading
December 19, 2015 – Shelved
December 23, 2015 – Shelved as: pulitzer
December 23, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Richard Encouraging. I guess I should start this...


Zorro I loved this book and should read it again!


Bookslut I was so pleased with it! When I saw it was a 550 page book written a hundred years ago, I kind of set my teeth. But it was great!


Richard Hmm, knocked a star off your rating? :-)


Bookslut I did. I usually leave them to however o set them on the first place, but looking back now two months later, I barely remember Magnificent Ambersons. Gee, I don't know--they should probably both be 3 stars.


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