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The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
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Mar 28, 2012

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What I found most memorable about this story, was how it weighs affection. Throughout the story, there are many examples of affection, both true and false, and it seems as if the entire story is centered around that, as well as the idea of reality versus fantasy. I wasn't very impressed with the writing style, but what I did recognize, was how much care Mr. West put into the ideas and thoughts behind each of the characters, and I found it especially satisfying how well he portrayed the feelings of loss and success in this story. Readers will find themselves remembering the highs and lows of their lives while reading this story. While that core is portrayed in a golden light, I couldn't get past the staunch dryness of this story, which is why I gave it only three of five stars.

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