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The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor
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Dec 31, 2008

it was ok

I finally finished this and I sort of don't see what all the fuss was about. I wish it had actually been set in Boston, rather than a fictionalized bland city--it's weird to read about this hugely charismatic person who had this city in the palm of his hand... but have the city be Generictown USA. I also didn't find that the Skeffington character threw any additional light on what I already knew about James Michael Curley: he was charismatic, he worked his roots, he knew his neighborhoods.

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