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Moo by Jane Smiley
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Oct 29, 2011

it was ok
Read from October 29 to November 17, 2011

I tried to read this years ago, and I wasn't in the right place in my life and was too young and I didn't care for it at all! Now, however, because I work in the world of academia, I kept recognizing types in this book, and truisms about the, well, insanity of the some of the people who reside in this life. And in those parts, I liked this book. I laughed, i needed in recognition, I especially identified with Provost Harstad's ruminations on all the aspects of college life.

Then there were bits to get through where I truly didn't care so much, but for continuity of the many story lines, I kept going. I think Loren Stroop (quite peripheral to Moo U in many ways, yet essential in the story) may have been my favorite character. Him or the pig, Earl. Yes, the pig. Anyway, I am glad I read it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't stick with me.

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