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God's Own Country by Ross Raisin
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Mar 20, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: books-i-own
Recommended to David by: Unfortunately it was self-imposed and I've got no one to nag
Recommended for: Suicidal people seeking to bore themselves to death

I didn't quite get what Ross Raisin tried to accomplish with this book of his. Writers usually try to please the crowd, or at least a particular group of it, but it seems as though Raisin wrote this book clearly to satisfy his ego that made him believe he's a good writer. To be just, however, there are positive elements into the book: the main character is a memorable one (quite like Holden in The Catcher In The Rye), the books has very strong humorous references, and - at least I - couldn't see what would happen next. It took me one month to read this book, and not because I'm a slow reader, but because every time I had to pick it up it was done out of my mantra to never leave a book unfinished. It was depressing reading it and I did not enjoy it. It surely didn't make me want to give Ross Raisin a second chance.

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