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Power by Linda Hogan
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it was amazing
bookshelves: literary-fiction

Could not put this down--read it in one sitting. Some flaws, yes, too much repetition that might have worked--circularity could work well for this type of story--but I didn't think the repetition was used judiciously and it seemed more a problem with the editing. But, oh well. I loved it anyway, and these matters felt like minor hiccups.

Slight spoiler ahead:

This comment will only make sense to those who have read the book, but I was most intrigued by the woman who was the head of the Panther clan. Blanking on her name even though I just read it...can't find the book at the moment--will come back and edit this review. She was one of the people who argued most strongly for Ama's banishment, and yet she HAD the pelt and must have known why Ama chose not to bring it to the elders. So, she must have colluded with Ama in this matter, which was why she left the necklace--also, even though she understood Ama's reasons, she still broke the rules. It gave me a lot to think about.

The whole book gave me a lot to think about.

Highly recommended.

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January 1, 2016 – Finished Reading
January 3, 2016 – Shelved
January 3, 2016 – Shelved as: literary-fiction

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