Mining the Depths

I'll read almost anything and love what captures my imagination. Best of all is responding to books in the larger cultural sense, loving or loathsome. Literature should have a place in the wider world.

 

And I'm another GoodReads refugee. 

Cold Sassy Tree

Cold Sassy Tree - Olive Ann Burns When I don't have a strong reaction to a book, I have little to say about it. And Cold Sassy Tree is one of those books.Now, the setting was well-drawn: Burns seemed to capture the time and culture, or at least convinced me, so uneducated on the era, that she did. Will Tweedy read as a reasonable facsimile of a teenage boy, though never having been one myself, I'll never be able to tell for sure. I found the various depictions of various griefs genuine and moving and insightful.However, while most characters had at least one sympathetic moment and were for the most part rounded, I didn't particularly *like* them, though I'll be the first to admit that's hardly necessary. I just got tired of it. There were a few too many moments of melodrama for the sake of it and author tract-ing for my tastes. Sometimes I just skimmed. At any rate, it's off my list, and I don't regret having read it.I just don't know that I'll think about it all that often.

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