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Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - Sierra - Goodreads

I liked this book but it wasn't very absorbing until about three-fourths of the way through. I found the narrative style to be very prose-y and lyrical which was nice but the language obscured the ... Read full review

Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - Susan B - Goodreads

Our Book Club pick. The writing is beautifully poetic, but confusing. I am a big fan of grammar and punctuation, so the book was a bit ponderous. The reader sometimes does not know who is thinking ... 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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - Missy - Goodreads

I really enjoyed the author's knowledge base of the underbelly of the "race track" industry. Jaimy Gordon gained experience when she worked in the industry in the Western part of Maryland. The book ... Read full review

Review: Lord of Misrule

User Review  - Jeanne Julian - Goodreads

Fascinating, scary, very occasionally funny. Like The Sopranos meets Shirley Hazzard. Compared to the glittering surface glamor of the Kentucky Derby, the racing scene here is a messy morass, a slough ... Read full review


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