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Independence Day 36-copy Dumpbin
Independence Day 36-copy Dumpbin
Author: Richard Ford
ISBN-13: 9781860462733
ISBN-10: 1860462731
Publication Date: 7/4/1996
Edition: First Edition
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Publisher: Vintage/Ebury (A Division of Random House Group)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
Did you ever read a book that took you eons to slog through? I know it's a Pulitzer winner and it was well written with attention to detail. Details were vividly described. But the ennui of the main character was too easily picked up by this reader.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a Pulizer Prize winner. A national best seller. after 60 pages, i put it down and did not wish to go back to it, i tried multiple times to get into the story yet i was bored and did not enjoy it. My husband read it and liked it.. just not my style i suppose.
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Helpful Score: 2
I read it, but it was slow going. Far too much detail, and too long for everything to come together.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the second book in the Frank Bascombe trilogy (along with The Sportswriter, published in the mid-1980s, and The Lay of the Land, published in 2006). The book deservedly won the National Book award for its depection of almost average guy Bascombe, a New Jersey real estate saleman and divorced dad making a pilgrimage to the Baseball Hall of Fame with his estranged teenage son.
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Dense, turgid, and essentially unreadable tale of a 40-something divorcee trying to juggle a stalled real estate career, a tottering relationship with his girlfriend, and the needs of his troubled adolescent son over a long holiday weekend. Took me 3 days to get through the first 150 pages, at which point I decided I really didn't care.
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