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User Review  - EllenH - LibraryThing

I almost gave up on this book, it was hard getting into her writing style. But I eventually went back to it & became interested. Finally actually liked the story & gritty, crude characters. Read full review

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User Review  - GCPLreader - LibraryThing

Tommy and Maggie dream of making their fortune at a backwoods, last-stop horse track in West Virginia. Their seedy schemes are no match for the rules of the track and the shady gangsters who finance ... Read full review

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User Review  - Citizenjoyce - LibraryThing

A Damon Runyonesque story about horse racing - some of those horses are treated well, many are not. This book was long listed for the Orange Prize but I didn't find it profound. I did finish because ... Read full review

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User Review  - brenzi - LibraryThing

Iím no horse racing enthusiast and this book did not turn me into one, although I doubt that was the authorís intent. She wrote a book about some down and out characters, seedy has-beens much like the ... Read full review

Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

Winner of the National Book Award but for the life of me I can't figure out why. There are good things about it and Gordon writes some very vivid images, but the book was uneven at best. It is the ... Read full review

Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

This book was a victim of inflated expectations and anticipation. I wanted to like it; I wanted to love it. Wanted to love it so much that I put off reading it for months, which stretched into years ... Read full review

Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - Bev Hankins - Goodreads

Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon opens with "Inside the back gate of Indian Mound Downs, a hot-walking machine creaked round and round. In the judgment of Medicine Ed, walking a horse himself on the ... Read full review

Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - Mara - Goodreads

Three stars may be too generous for a book that made me want to put it down and never look at it again until, in some fit of determination, I forced myself to drop everything and finish it already. I ... Read full review

Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - Abigail Beckwith - Goodreads

Lord of Misrule is filled with tough characters at a 1970s racetrack, all down on their luck and all fairly horse-obsessed. The book is filled with great descriptions of their lives and the world they ... Read full review


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