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Book Review: Swamplandia! (with spoilers)

Title & Author: Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Swamplandia! is book #52 of my reading challenge – which means I succeeded! Unfortunately this book left a bitter taste in my mouth. 1,235 more words

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Book Review: Swamplandia! (spoiler-free)

Title & Author: Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Swamplandia! is book #52 of my reading challenge – which means I succeeded! Unfortunately this book left a bitter taste in my mouth. 1,033 more words

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I normally avoid revealing plot spoilers on principle – I like readers to be able to experience the book at their own pace. But I made an exception for… 66 more words

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Genre Irrelevance

Science fiction and literary fiction. Ok, I accept the terms. They are realms of marketing mostly unless you’re locked into a limited spectrum of the imagination. 412 more words

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The Lost Award

In 2012, three finalists were announced for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction: Karen Russell’s Swamplandia!, Denis Johnson’s Train Dreams and David Foster Wallace’s posthumous novel  1,218 more words

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Review: Swamplandia!

When I first heard about Swamplandia!, I was very intrigued because I had a read a short story by Karen Russell — Vampires in the Lemon Grove  1,054 more words

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