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Appalachian Justice by Melinda Clayton
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Jun 27, 2012

bookshelves: read-enough, us-regional, queer

this is an extremely compelling story, written multi-vocally (though all in the third person) and nicely. unfortunately, i am the kind of reader for whom story is not that important. what's really important to me is rich, original language and a certain quality of depth. this book is all story. the language is fine but not mind-blowing. and the characters are just characters in a story, with only the complexity required for the story to work. so while this is a worthy book, it isn't quite for me.
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07/01/2012 "i confess i was a bit on the fence about this book, but now i can't put it down."

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Jean I think this will be a winner, huh?

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jo unfortunately not, jean. let me write a review. five mins.

Jean Oh my, say it isn't so. Well I'll just keep plugging along with it.

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jo hey, you might like it. i could have liked it myself if i had felt just like a good story. it is a good story! but not now, unfortunately. i wasn't happy with myself for having to set this aside.

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Emilie does story mean plot?

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jo mmmm, i think so, emilie!

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