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A Single Shot by Matthew F. Jones
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Oct 05, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: put-aside, fiction, unutterably-painful, totally-unexpected
Read in June, 2012

This is the first time a Farrar Strauss Giroux book didn't pull me in. Actually, one of the reasons I picked it up was because I am usually never disappointed by the books FSG decides to publish. But I am busy in mind and body now and this book annoyed me so much I just decided to let someone else read it. Backwoods loser accidentally shoots a woman while hunting deer out of season. Everything he does after that bugs me--and some of it was downright unbelievable, like, it couldn't happen. And there wasn't anyone else in the story that I liked, either. That's okay. I don't have to read it. Do wonder what all the fuss was about, however, when there are so many writers with an unpublished manuscript in their drawer. Got to page 60. I admire those who slogged through it.

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