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Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2022, book-club

About a 3.75, rounded up.

I mostly enjoyed this tale of a female aviator, split with a Hollywood child-actor who is obsessed with her story and then gets a chance to play her in a feature film. The latter tale wasn't as engaging for me, and I found Hadley a bit annoying at times.

The book is a bit long in the tooth, which I understand it's a life retold, but the first bit about her parents and such could have been given to us in bits later, instead of the info-dump (as well as trauma dump) in the first hundred or so pages. That bit could have been trimmed, I felt.

It was also an interesting glimpse, albeit fictional (but of course, still based in history) of a theatre of the Second World War that doesn't get talked about as much. Not just Marion's story, but her twin brother, Jamie's, as well.

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Reading Progress

June 15, 2022 – Shelved
June 15, 2022 – Shelved as: to-read
June 18, 2022 – Started Reading
June 23, 2022 – Shelved as: book-club
June 23, 2022 – Shelved as: 2022
June 23, 2022 – Finished Reading

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