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Five Skies by Ron Carlson
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Sep 21, 2009

did not like it
Read in September, 2009

If I could give this book a zero, I would.

Billed as an award winning tale of redemption and manliness (or something), this is actually a book that is largely about three guys avoiding conversation while constructing a ramp in the Idaho wilderness. Sure, there's some character development here and there. But by the end, you aren't even sure which one of them, as the back of the book put it, "rises above his dark nature" and which "falls beneath the weight of it."

I'm pretty sure the only thing I learned from this book was that one can write procedurally about construction and have it win fiction awards. Now that is an amazing fact.
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