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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Monday, November 26, 2007

Winesburg, Ohio

Book #45 on my '07 reading list was Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson.

Clocking in at #24 on the Modern Library's 100 Best Novels of the 20th century I was expecting a lot of this one. Unfortunately I found it to be a bit bland. The characters are interesting and they piece together to form one kooky little town, but it just didn't do it for me. Also felt a bit gimmicky a la Sufjan's 50 state project. I'm sure I totally missed it and that it's a classic, but alas I'm moving on.

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