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All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
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Mar 20, 2009

it was amazing

This is one of my favorite novels - really, the book that helped me define what a novel even is. There's a real breadth to the action of this novel and characters that are real in ways I hadn't come across in a novel before. I found myself equally drawn to the quiet lyrical moments of this and the more declarative sections of action and character manipulation.

The overall plot - political intrigue in Louisiana politics - is so secondary to my enjoyment that I almost forget that is the setting. To me, it's a family story.
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message 1: by Joanne (new)

Joanne could not put it down. All the characters were very complex. Lousiana politics in the 30's in the
south was as real life as you could get. How a
person can be idealistic at the start and then
become corrupted by success. I give it 4 stars

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