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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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - lxydis - LibraryThing

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

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User Review  - pcalsdorf - LibraryThing

Sexual abuse, characters were dispicable, nothing to like about this book, Read full review


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