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On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon by Kaye Gibbons
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This is a beautifully-written and well-researched book; the author has an exquisite style of writing, and her descriptions are realistic and elegant at the same time. That said, she does not delve enough into the inner workings of many of her most interesting characters...only her wounded and disgusting father. The themes are powerful, and she strips away any glamour that one would associate with war...especially our very uncivil Civil War. The stream of consciousness style and flashback point of view took away much of the immediacy for me, but it was well worth the effort to get to the poignant ending.

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Reading Progress

August 28, 2017 – Started Reading
August 28, 2017 – Shelved
August 28, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
October 31, 2017 –
page 150
November 6, 2017 –
page 200
November 20, 2017 – Finished Reading

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