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The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan
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it was ok
bookshelves: 2018, e-book, library-books, its-also-a-movie-tv-show, didnt-finish
Read 2 times. Last read March 18, 2018 to April 5, 2018.

When I first started this book, I really enjoyed it -- the alternating viewpoints, the sly digs each young woman got in at her fellow students while proclaiming her own virtues, the different backgrounds of the girls. But somewhere around the 50% mark, the same things I enjoyed at the beginning started to annoy me. When I began to want to reach into the story and slap certain characters upside the head for their sheer pettiness and lack of sense, it was time to set the story down. I didn't really care what happened to the girls, or their schoolmistresses, or the young man. I figure it was not a happy ending for him, because up to the point I laid the story down for good, he never got his own chapter to speak his piece. I may still watch the movie. This one might be the exception -- where the movie is better than the book.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
March 18, 2018 – Started Reading
March 20, 2018 – Shelved
March 20, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
March 20, 2018 – Shelved as: e-book
March 20, 2018 – Shelved as: library-books
March 20, 2018 – Shelved as: its-also-a-movie-tv-show
March 23, 2018 –
31.0% "I love the alternating viewpoints."
March 31, 2018 –
68.0% "Calling it quits here."
April 5, 2018 – Shelved as: didnt-finish
April 5, 2018 – Finished Reading

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