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Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
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Brutal and savage story told almost entirely in the present tense. I found it both repelling and compelling. In my opinion it had little to do with Katrina (the hurricane) and more to do about surviving in a savage land. Most of the descriptive writing is eloquent, but at times it could have used better editing. Now I'm looking for something that does not use the word detritus once.
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Erin Oneilbaker The first mention of detritus didn't bother me, but after the 6th time to describe the same yard.....


Lisa Yes, this: "Most of the descriptive writing is eloquent, but at times it could have used better editing." And, more especially, this: "Now I'm looking for something that does not use the word detritus once." Those were almost my exact thoughts while read/listening. I gave it 4 stars because of the reading of the Audible version, but really the writing was a 3-star from me, for the above reasons. Spot on, Linda.


message 3: by Jen (new) - rated it 3 stars

Jen Completely agree about the word detritus. One of my pet peeves with this book.


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