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I really wanted to like this book but the number of characters and the jumping around between them made it very hard to not only keep up with but hard to like. A couple of "chapters" we're terrific but most were real yawners. I was tempted to skip pages knowing I wouldn't really miss any true content.
I finished Chapter 1 and found that I had "met" dozens of characters and hop-scotched among several decades of parents and progeny. I should have made notes. No, I shouldn't have. That's not how I want to read fiction, no way, no how.
A lot of "reviewers" like the book. I did not and didn't start Chapter 2. The local library can have my copy.
I am surprised this won the Pulitzer. Must have been a slow year? It started off great but became nonsense. I would love someone to explain chapter 7 to me. Why does the man shoot his horse after wandering past all the people? What? This book is like freestyle jazz and performance art- maybe it makes feels good to the artist but makes little connection to the audience.
I could not get past 33% of this story. 14 of us read it for book club and only one person thought it was a good book. I actually thought I was personally having issues when I couldn't keep the characters straight. Thankfully, others felt the same way. I would not recommend this book in any way, shape or form. A better story could have been written by getting to the point.