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November Books 7) Oscar and Lucinda

7) Oscar and Lucinda, by Peter Carey

Supposedly one of the Great Australian Novels. I was engaged by it pleasantly enough, but the eventual tragic ending seemed to me just a little far-fetched.
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mountainkiss
Nov. 17th, 2007 10:04 am (UTC)
I'm not sure whether this comment belongs on a book review, but my cats were called Oscar and Lucinda until we discovered that Lucinda was a boy.

I really like your book reviews. I particularly like that they are exactly the right length for your thought, and you don't try to standardise them. It's very engaging.
nwhyte
Nov. 17th, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I write them only for myself, which makes me an easy audience to satisfy. I tend to find I have more to write about non-fiction than fiction; which is probably an indicator of what I am better at writing myself!
hells_librarian
Nov. 17th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed it, but I agree that the ending was ridiculous. I loved all the descriptions of glass making. It inspired me to take a glass shaping class.
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