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The Great Lenore by J.M. Tohline
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Oct 30, 2011

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There is no doubt that Tohline has a writing style not unlike Fitzgerald. That is not to say that his work is derivative, but his observation of the super rich through the eyes of an outsider reminded me a lot of Gatsby. He puts forth the story and simply lets your mind make its own conclusions and judgments. I liked the softness of the book and the way it seemed to give outlines without filling in every detail. However, since Lenore seems to be the bright ball of energy that ties so many of these people together, I would have liked more of her. We get to know her history, but I never felt that I knew enough of her to feel a connection or understanding of why she seems to draw everyone towards her. That aside, it was a good book and I will be interested to read more from this author.

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