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Disobedience by Jane Hamilton
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Nov 04, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: families-friends-generations, novel

This book is too. And everyone in it is too. Too wordy. Too unique. Too stereotyped. Too obsessive. Too extreme. I mean, he couldn't just be a political father - he is a socialist with a history addiction. The mom isn't just a musician - she practically exudes music in her breath. The son isn't just a teenage boy with typical angst and self-discovery issues - he is amiable, polite, socially acceptable to English dancing parents and voyeuristic. The daughter. I can't even make a too statement for her because she wears sabers everywhere and has violent, hate-filled moments that are related to mild dispersions against Civil War generals. I mean, she's not believable on any scale, nor is the family's reaction to her.

If this is Jane Hamilton (and based on other reviews, it is), then the author and I will happily part ways now.
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Reading Progress

November 4, 2011 – Shelved
September 18, 2012 – Started Reading
September 20, 2012 – Shelved as: families-friends-generations
September 20, 2012 – Shelved as: novel
September 20, 2012 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Toni (new) - rated it 1 star

Toni Reese Your review of this book is spot-on, in my opinion, but don't give up on Jane Hamilton entirely. I loved both A MAP OF THE WORLD and THE BOOK OF RUTH.

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