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House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
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Feb 05, 2012

it was ok

2½ stars actually...a bit above okay and not sure how well it was "liked". In essence, a bureaucracy mistake sets off a chain reaction of events in the lives of all the characters (Kathy, Lester, and the Behrani family (Nadi, Esmail,and Massoud) leaving one with an anti-fairy tale, a literary work, in which none of them lived happily ever after. The characters were all likeable, and yet flawed, depending on their part in the tragedy. The saddest character was Nadi as she was the most lovable, noble of the novel.
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Reading Progress

February 5, 2012 – Started Reading
February 5, 2012 – Shelved
February 5, 2012 –
page 3
0.82% "just started and can't wait to finish (I suspect I won't be impressed by it--the first page I noted a major grammar gaffe...I could be surprised, but it is a book group pick so I have to get it done"
February 5, 2012 –
page 20
5.43%
February 6, 2012 –
page 30
8.15%
February 7, 2012 –
page 40
10.87%
February 8, 2012 –
page 52
14.13%
February 10, 2012 –
page 74
20.11% "a week to get this finished before the book group meets"
February 12, 2012 –
page 115
31.25%
February 13, 2012 –
page 175
47.55%
February 14, 2012 –
page 201
54.62% "two days to finish this one...finally it is getting more interesting (now do I get it read or do my taxes?)"
February 15, 2012 –
page 240
65.22% "and have to get it finished by tomorrow at 6pm"
February 15, 2012 –
page 312
84.78%
February 15, 2012 – Finished Reading

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