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The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosiński
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Oct 04, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: the-wonder-years, traumatizing, historical, prose-that-sings, 2008, uber-graphic-extreme, what-the-bleep, heart-of-darkness, modern-lit, classics
Read in October, 2008

Disturbing and very upsetting, but ultimately compelling. It gets four stars for that, not because I enjoyed it in any way. The reading experience reminded me of Tobacco Road. Can people really be that cruel and savage towards one another? Of course they can, I just don't like to be reminded of it especially by a writer with such obvious talents.
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