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West of Here by Jonathan Evison
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it was ok

In this case I have to award 3 stars for liking one third of the book, but rarely have I been so disappointed in the direction chosen by an author. You really get into the wonders of the Pacific Northwest and the early (1890's) settlers, though fictional, when you are suddenly and rudely catapulted into 2006 and confronted with disturbing and vulgar descendants of these pioneers.
Forget that...just looking through book again for the redeeming qualities that seduced me into reading further - the descriptions of trekking through the challenging woods and failing to master the rapids with a carefully constructed boat - vaporized by the ramblings and what must be drug-induced postulating...backing it down to two stars. I'm done with author.
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February 25, 2017 – Started Reading
February 25, 2017 – Shelved
February 25, 2017 –
February 25, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth I wish I could give this a sad face emoticon instead of a "like".
Sounds so disappointing.
Good for you for sticking it out til the bitter end.

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