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A Separate Country by Robert Hicks
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Aug 28, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: first-reads
Recommended to Robin by: good reads
Recommended for: historical fiction lovers

This isn't the kind of book I normally would be interested in to begin with. I was hioping to be pleasantly surprised. I found that I really liked the story, but didn't enjoy reading about it; if that makes any sense. Hicks uses a lot of details that I can't find are actually relative to the plot. Sure, they may add to setting; but even with all that detail, I didn't find myself surrounded by the south. If you appreciate detail like that, which I clearly don't, this would be a great read for you. I don't know the first thing about general Hood's life, so maybe the story didn't impact me the way it was meant to. Still, ignoring the over-detailing, I really liked the story. It might make a pretty good movie, if they could manage not to screw it up.

*As a side note, FYI, he uses some profanity. Not tons, but enough to irritate me. I felt like it detracted from the story, rather than adding to it. If you're sensitive to profanity, steer clear.

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