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The Soul Thief by Charles Baxter
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Feb 15, 2008

really liked it
Recommended for: pirates
Read in February, 2008

I hate these stars. I am a shameless overrater. Not of this book, necessarily, but of everything. Why do we have to rate everything in our lives, from restaurants to books and movies with this silly system?

I was captivated by this novel, for sure. It was good, but I need to talk about the ending with some smart people. I guess I was a little underwhelmed by it? The voice really carried the story and then...I don't think I can say anything else without giving too much information.
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Carol I laughed at your comment, " but I need to talk about the ending with some smart people."
I had the same reaction-I felt like there's something here I'm missing because it feels like there should be..
Bottom line is-sometimes really good writers miss their target. like all artists.
as much as i love Charles Baxter, i think he missed the target on this one.
Even though I still respect his talent.


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