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Evangeline by Ben Farmer
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Jan 25, 2012

did not like it
Read in January, 2012

Novels about Cajuns and their lifestyles should only be written by Cajuns or people from Acadia (Nova Scotia) or Louisiana. The character were so one-dimensional and emotionless. I had the urge to slap Evangeline and to kick Gabriel. Le Grande Derangement is so much more complex than this. The characters should have had so many more levels to them.

The pace moved about as quickly as it would have in real time. I was so bored. It's a boring novelization. I could blame it on a guy trying to write in a woman's perspective, but his Gabriel parts were less interesting than the Evangeline ones. It was paced similarly to the ice scenes in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the genealogy in The Lord of the Rings, or any freaking Twilight saga piece. Ugh.
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