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A Tidewater Morning by William Styron
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Nov 13, 2011

really liked it
Read from November 13 to 17, 2011

I really enjoyed this book. Parts of it were slow (a few page here and there) but overall it was interesting. I liked the concept of three stories in one. I felt like I learned a lot about the character/author's life and world from this style of writing. I especially enjoyed the third section, A Tidewater Morning, for it's description of the parents arguments (I know, weird right?). They almost read like letters. At first I thought that was what they were until I realized that the speaker was changing throughout this part of the text. I find it hard to imagine that the author actually experienced these arguments as they were written, or based them off real arguments, but they seemed real to me. Perhaps I am not as widely read as I should be, but I've never read arguments in a book that were so civil before. Yet, I feel like these passages captured more of the time period and lifestyle of the novel than any other part of the text.

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