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message 1: by David (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:57AM) (new)

David (david_giltinan) | 58 comments Dear God, the exercise in bleakness that was "A Map of the World" - what possible point was there in forcing us through the baby-drowning, the molestation accusations, time in jail, and so on?

In the words of Dorothy Parker, a book that should be flung away with great force.

Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against bad things happening to fictitious characters. "King Lear" is my favorite Shakespeare play. But the kind of grim, unrelenting bleakness ladled out in this book - what possible point was there to it? What did we learn? Apparently that Hamilton seems to relish women as victims.

Ya basta!

message 2: by Summer Rae (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:57AM) (new)

Summer Rae Garcia | 45 comments Funny, I was looking through my bookshelf the other day and picked Map of the World up and I wondered to myself, "Now, why DID I stop reading this book?" David's post just reminded me. Thank you. I almost tried again.

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