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User Review  - Jubercat - LibraryThing

It is always a bonus when a work of fiction is able to teach about something about a world to which some readers have had no previous experience. Lord of Misrule did this for me, introducing me to a ... 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  - markfinl - LibraryThing

Lord of Misrule is the story of the trainers, grooms, jockeys and assorted hangers on at a seedy racetrack in West Virginia. I love horse racing and so I eagerly anticipated the novel, especially ... Read full review

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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

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User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

Lord of Misrule is a really good book, but I almost didn't realize it. I read it more out of a sense of hometown pride—Hey, someone who teaches in Kalamazoo, Michigan won the National Book Award ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bonnie - Goodreads

I had a love-hate relationship with this book, or at least a like-hate relationship. I have to admit I'm surprised it won a National Book Award. That's the best there is out there? Ugh. It is ... Read full review

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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

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User Review  - Kat Hagedorn - Goodreads

http://tinyurl.com/684lvv6 Absolutely, I would title my book after the best horse name in the biz. (Or at least the best horse name in this book.) I think "Lord of Misrule" trumps "Pelter," "Little ... 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


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