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You Can't Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe
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Oct 09, 2012

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bookshelves: literate-novel, novels-set-abroad
Read from October 09 to 14, 2012

Set during the depression and the run-up to WWII, this is definitely a period piece.The novel is a semi-autbiographical story of a novelist and what happened to him after his first novel was published. It was published after the author's death and is composed of multiple segments strung together with his editor's commentary to make it cohesive. I liked some sections of it, and found others rather tiresome. The vocabulary is definitely higher level than that found in modern novels, and I enjoyed his way of expressing himself for the most part. However, it was very long, and might have benefited from some editing.

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