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Empire Falls by Richard Russo
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Jan 29, 2009

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The book is overflowing with symbolism, and was very interesting to analyze. Power and control are a big motif, and the symbolism of the river is used throughout the book. The plot really picks up about three fourths of the way through, and I couldn’t put it down. The lives of the small town characters are filled with scandal, affairs, murders, and mysteries. There are a lot of characters to keep track of which can get a little confusing. I found it a little boring for the first half at least, but if you can tough out the boring beginning the end is really good. Also, never see the movie, its awful and like ten hours long.

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Tyler Bradley That'd be cuz it's a mini-series

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