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Etta by Gerald Kolpan
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Apr 10, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: giveaways, historical-fiction, western-frontier, arc
Read in May, 2009

I enjoyed this book way more than I thought I might! The Old West is not really my favorite setting, and I don't really know much of anything at all about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, so I wasn't sure how interested I would be in a story about the Sundance Kid's girlfriend. However, very soon after I started reading it, I found myself quite sucked in! In addition to the narration, it's told through a combination of letters, journal entries and newspaper articles, which adds to the feeling of authenticity (even though most of this story is pure fiction). Unfortunately, this also tends to distance one from the story a little, which is one of the few things I wish were different--it was hard to really FEEL much of anything for the characters because of the way the story is presented. However, despite this minor flaw, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this--thanks, Mr. Kolpan and First Reads!

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04/28/2009 page 93
27.68% "I'm enjoying this one a lot more than I thought I would!"
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