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User Review  - nivramkoorb - LibraryThing

This book is a National Book Award Winner(2010). Gordon was an author from a small press and her win that year was a surprise. For the most part I find National Book Award nominees and winners great ... Read full review

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User Review  - amymerrick - LibraryThing

The characters at first came across as racetrack stereotypes -- the naive girl; the wise, superstitious black groom -- and I had trouble keeping the different horses straight. Later in the book ... 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  - 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  - 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  - msf59 - LibraryThing

Indian Mounds Down, is a rundown amateur racetrack, in West Virginia, circa 1970. Everything in this ramshackle place is broken or about to be, populated with hot-walkers, grooms, jockeys, trainers ... Read full review


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