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The Journey of Little Charlie
If Curtis, a great writer, could be said to have a flaw, I would say it is plotting. It is ironic that it is in this book that he admits in his author’s note that he doesn’t outline his novels ahead of time, even though he recommends it as good practice. Knowing that explains some of the structural quirks of his previous books. The reason I say it’s ironic is because after the first chapter, this book does have a strong, straightforward plot, and combining that with his usual gifts, I think it may objectively be his best novel yet, though perhaps with less raw emotional impact than something like Watsons.
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