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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

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

Finally, a book that deserves the recognition it's getting, the prestigious National Book Award, in this case. I mean this is simply one hell of a good read! The last time I was this riveted by a book ... Read full review

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User Review  - ritamae - LibraryThing

Excellent book. Gordon is at the top of her game. The shifting point of view showed how completely she'd captured each character. She took risks with portraying exactly the way each character spoke ... Read full review

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User Review  - flashflood42 - LibraryThing

The language of the down-at-the-heels race track where worn-out horses and worn-out (or soon-to-be-worn-out) groomers, trainers, loan sharks all congregate is amazing with many, many coined words that ... Read full review

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User Review  - IronMike - LibraryThing

This is simply the best book I have read in years. It was a late submission to the National Book Award Committee, so when they named it best fiction book of the year 2010 it caught most people by ... Read full review

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User Review  - earthwind - LibraryThing

A gritty story told beautifully of horses loved and used by people. The scruffy backstage of a fictitious racetrack depicted with authentic sense of place is at once hopeful, heartbreaking and lyrical. 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


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