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Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

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The House of Mirth (Oxford World's Classics)
Edith Wharton
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Bridget Christie
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Naomi Alderman
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Franz Hessel
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The Patriots by Sana Krasikov

The Patriots: A Novel - Sana Krasikov

It seemed to be off to a good start, but it declined so quickly and so much. All the telling and not showing was extremely tedious, and the characters felt so flat and interchangeable. Not to mention the switching between past and present -- this style of historical fiction needs to go away! -- especially with the modern bits being so dull and not fitting in style at all.