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User Review  - mabroms - LibraryThing

What an unusual novel! I found Lord of Misrule a difficult read. It is not a "page turner that you can not wait to get back to". Ms. Gordon uses a staccato cadence and pacing which never settles into ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hebephrene - LibraryThing

This is an extraordinary book and I am so glad it surprised everyone and won the National Book Award. It deserved it. Ms. Gordon put a life time of her writing life into this and across the board ... Read full review

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User Review  - michigantrumpet - LibraryThing

Less about horses and horseracing than about the unfortunates who live on the fringes of a broken down small time racetrack. Many people will find this atmospheric and interesting. It just wasn't a world in which I wanted to spend much time. Read full review

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User Review  - Dorritt - LibraryThing

Back in Roman days, the Lord of Misrule presided over the celebration of Saturnalia, a holiday during which the ordinary rules of life were subverted - masters served their slaves, wives and husbands ... Read full review

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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

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User Review  - lxydis - LibraryThing

Rather hard to read with its over-artful style. Read full review

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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

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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

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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


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