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Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow
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Aug 02, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: fall-2009-semester, 1001-must-reads, 2009-reads
Read in October, 2009

Another have to read for class. I'd heard the name Saul Bellow and have heard that his novels are great, but as for this one it did nothing for me. If it hadn't been for the fact that a grade depended on it I wouldn't have read it. I'll put it this way, at least in my class anyway, most people skipped the days that we were discussing this book. While part maybe because they didn't finish the book, but no one really wanted to talk about it. We were actually given characters and told we had to bring in our own perspective on the character and their role in the novel. This only lead to more skipping....

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