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User Review  - JosephJ - LibraryThing

There is a reason Lord of Misrule won the National Book Award. Gordon expertly uses four separate third-person narrators (well, one is actually second-person) throughout the entire book. Each chapter ... Read full review

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User Review  - froxgirl - LibraryThing

This was truly an American grown up version of National Velvet and just as well written and exciting. Girl has no horses, girl gets horses, girl's life changes forever. Anyone who loves horse racing should love it. Every character is singularly drawn (and quartered). Highest recommendation. Read full review

Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - Maya Lang - Goodreads

As Janet Maslin points out in her lovely review in the New York Times, the fact that this novel won the National Book Award makes Jaimy Gordon herself a kind of dark horse. It thrills me that this ... Read full review

Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - Terry - Goodreads

Avg 3.24? Really? I absolutely loved the writing in this novel--it was fearless, raw, challenging. Perhaps that accounts for the absurdly low rating--clearly, Gordon doesn't care if people are turned ... Read full review

Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - Joseph - Goodreads

There is a reason Lord of Misrule won the National Book Award. Gordon expertly employees four separate third-person narrators (well, one is actually second-person) throughout the entire book. Each ... Read full review

Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - Joan Colby - Goodreads

. I recognized I was in the presence of a fine talent when early on I encountered this description: “He was an unhealthy looking man of a drained cement color.” And of course, I fell for what ... Read full review

Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - Sara Warner - Goodreads

This is a wildly great novel. Jaimy Gordon creates the seedy and dangerous life of the dregs of the horse racing world...claiming races, broken down horses and people struggling to hang on to their ... Read full review

Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - jo - Goodreads

this book is really, really, really good and you must read it. it may not be for everyone (what book is) but, man, this woman can write, and the story is fantastic. i love these characters. i love the ... Read full review

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User Review  - GypsyJon - LibraryThing

Well written and interesting tale of lifes hard choices and the gritty underbelly of a slowly dying sport. Read full review

Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - David Granger - Goodreads

First, I have to confess to a bias: I love horse racing! I love the lore and I love watching those beautiful animals run for the roses, the black-eyed susans, whatever. And I know a little about the ... Read full review


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