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The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken
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May 08, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, librarian
Recommended to Emi by: Julie
Recommended for: non-librarians

Being a librarian myself, I take great issue with the "lonely, cranky, pathetic" librarian stereotype. Which is exactly what McCracken goes with as her main character, so that's pretty much the only reason I didn't enjoy this book more. It's like "I can call my wife ugly, but YOU can't call my wife ugly". I loved all the other characters in this book, and she uses some AMAZING metaphors that really cracked me up, so I'd totally be happy to read other works of hers.

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