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Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood
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Sep 12, 2007

really liked it
Recommended for: people who read for the language of the book, not necessarily for plot

I am a big Margaret Atwood fan, mainly for her writing. Her books don't always have a lot of plot and sometimes I find her endings too pat, but I still devour her books for the language. Lady Oracle has one of my favorite beginnings to a book:

"I planned my death carefully; unlike my life, which meandered along from one thing to another, despite my feeble attempts to control it. My life had a tendency to spread, get flabby, to scroll and festoon life the frame of a baroque mirror, which came from following the line of least resistance. I wanted my death, by contrast, to be neat and simple, understated, even a little severe, like a Quaker church or the basic black dress with a single strand of pearls..."
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message 1: by Dana (last edited Dec 23, 2009 08:32PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dana I really enjoyed this book throughout, but I agree with your comment about her endings. This book's ending did not fit amazingly well with the rest of its plot.

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