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Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes
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did not like it
bookshelves: 2010, friendship, historical-fiction, guy-voice, parent-woes, teen-fiction, printz

ugh. i couldn't handle the tone of this book. it was all "awww shucks" cheese-o-riffic and full of dopey jokes and gratuitous cursing. (you wouldn't think the two would mesh well, right? right. they don't.) the characters were always saying corny things to each other that i can't imagine coming out of *any* teen's mouth, 1970s or not. i couldn't keep any of the characters straight, in fact, because they all talked EXACTLY THE SAME.

moreover, it was pompously, ludicrously, ridiculously, egotistically LONG. i feel strangely proud of myself for finishing something so awful, but now i have no idea who i would recommend it to.
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Reading Progress

May 19, 2009 – Shelved
January 30, 2010 – Started Reading
February 2, 2010 –
page 262
49.25% "plodding along in this unbelievably long book..."
February 3, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010
February 3, 2010 – Shelved as: friendship
February 3, 2010 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
February 3, 2010 – Shelved as: guy-voice
February 3, 2010 – Shelved as: parent-woes
February 3, 2010 – Shelved as: teen-fiction
February 3, 2010 – Shelved as: printz
February 3, 2010 – Finished Reading

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