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The Love of My Youth by Mary Gordon
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Dec 13, 2011

it was ok

I really liked "Spending" by Mary Gordon. Her prose was impressive and her ideas were big and interesting. Unfortunately this book did not at all live up to the standard set by the other that I read.

I almost wish she had written a memoir or a straight-up philosophical theory/musing. Because some of the conversation between these the two main characters was really interesting. They managed to cover a lot of ideas and feelings that I could identify with and enjoyed exploring.

But the plot, which was created I suppose to hold these various rambling conversations together, was just way too thin and stupid. It took up too much space and wasn't really all that interesting. And the characters ended up very two-dimensional.
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