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Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
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Jun 20, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012, fiction, personal-library, kate-atkinson, mystery-not-a-mystery

Atkinson is a thinking persons writer, who is also not caught up in using big words to discuss big concepts. This is extremely difficult to pull off, as many authors try to either dumb down their ideas to fit a certain reading genre or they inflate their work with self-importance. Atkinson digs deep into the human psyche and weaves tales upon themselves and over again, and everything in her books is connected. There is a reason for everything she does and everything falls into place, one by one, as the story unfolds.

She's also an economical writer, one who will use the right word or phrase at the right now. She doesn't skimp: everything is well placed and thought out. Reading Atkinson is always a great reminder why I love to read: To be placed in the story, to witness the characters successes and triumphs, and to feel as though you are not a voyeur, but an eyewitness to the story's tale.

After a long personal hiatus with reading, diving back in with STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG was a joy. Atkinson reaffirms my faith modern literature and makes me hungry for more.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
June 19, 2012 – Finished Reading
June 20, 2012 – Shelved
June 20, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012
June 20, 2012 – Shelved as: fiction
May 29, 2016 – Shelved as: personal-library
May 29, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
June 13, 2016 – Shelved as: kate-atkinson
July 13, 2017 – Shelved as: mystery-not-a-mystery

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