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On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon by Kaye Gibbons
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Apr 16, 2008

really liked it
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Angie McCullagh Really? I cannot get into it! The writing, ugh! I'm about 50 pages I should keep going, huh?

Kristy Hm. I really liked it, but I'm not sure it is one of those books where it just takes a while to get into it. It has been a while, but it seems like I remember liking it from the beginning. I think that I really liked the way she showed the reality of the civil war from a more complex, layered perspective than the usual. You know, we still think about that stuff a lot more in the south than probably anywhere else. I liked that it showed a southern perspective that wasn't about ignorance or hatred or defense of slavery.

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