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Ohio by Stephen Markley
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bookshelves: 2018, net-galley, 2018-summer-book-bingo

Does a dysfunctional town make for dysfunctional residents? Or do dysfunctional people make a dysfunctional town? The characters in this novel easily fit the "basket of deplorable's" category.

This is a gritty, harsh novel filled with irredeemable characters. It was a difficult book to read and the further I got into it the less I liked the way the novel was heading.

Set in New Canaan, Ohio around a group of people who went to school together and now, years after graduation - they have left and returned, and none of them have improved. The chapters are long and sometimes rambling, it could have been edited a bit to make this painful read go a bit quicker.

The ending is a bit far fetched, I won't give away any of the details, but it is not plausible.

I would have given this book 2-stars, but I think it is the perfect view of what's happening in America today... which makes it all the more horrifying.

I would like to thank NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for this ARC in return for my honest review.
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Reading Progress

April 28, 2018 – Started Reading
April 28, 2018 – Shelved
April 28, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
April 28, 2018 – Shelved as: net-galley
July 3, 2018 – Finished Reading
September 1, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018-summer-book-bingo

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