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Dora by Lidia Yuknavitch
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Oct 11, 2012

it was ok
Read in October, 2012

I LOVED The Chronology of Water. Dora, not so much. For me, it was too loosely constructed. I got that looking inside the head of a screwed up teenager can be pretty rough. I just didn't feel that it held together as a narrative. I like experimental prose and had no traditional prose expectations. I just didn't care about Ida and her endless, explicitly erotic escapades. Just over the top for what I consider literature worth consideration. Almost felt like many scenes were added for shock value. Such a disappointment for me and in case you're wondering, no, I'm not a prude. That isn't what turned me away.
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