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Thoughts Without Cigarettes by Oscar Hijuelos
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Apr 21, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: first-reads

I just won this book on first reads goodreads giveaways! I can't wait to get started on it! An update to follow upon receipt! Thank you!


I am highly disappointed with this selection. It had so much potential. Of course, Mr. Hijuelos is a great writer, but I found that this book could've been so much shorter and so much better had it not been for all of the asides and lengthy parenthesized descriptions! He lost me after the death of his father (sorry). After that the story became whiny and I just couldn't get through it.
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Reading Progress

April 21, 2011 – Shelved
April 21, 2011 – Shelved as: first-reads
October 10, 2011 – Started Reading
October 11, 2011 –
page 50
October 11, 2011 –
page 50
13.02% "Interesting but slow read"
October 12, 2011 –
page 100
October 13, 2011 –
page 150
October 13, 2011 – Finished Reading

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