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That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx
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Dec 08, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction-historical
Recommended to Carol by: Laura Gerrity

Well, I finished it! Mostly out of respect for the person who sent it to me, who usually recommends good books. So some people like this book, maybe it was just poor timing for me... Anyway, it is about the Texas/Oklahoma panhandle country. I think I would have preferred to read non-fiction about the panhandle. The characters were characatures, treated with a kind of distain. Even the main character was 2-dimensional, there was not much empathy for any of the characters. The plot was weak, although it became more interesting toward the end... In terms of the land, it was pretty cynical until the end when it suddenly became a happy-ever-after ending. At the end of the book is when the interesting story starts to happen. I would prefer to know what happens when they start working to restore the land.... That's when the interesting story begins.... Oh, well...
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