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post #309 of Old 08-13-2013
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Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Actually, here is the author's Rosie O'Donnell comparison: "Physically she was on the pudgy side, but it was a dainty sort of female pudgy as opposed to Megan's rough-and-tumble Rosie O'Donnell biker-chick heftiness." (Sorta neat to be able to search e-books.)

I'm not personally offended by the repeated jabs like this--he can write whatever he wants--but for me it only adds to the off-putting feeling of pretentiousness which exists in this story. Some people (think stand up comics) can pull this off. This story does not.

Now, I'm not sure if the author is suggesting that his story is part of some literary revolution aimed at "stirring minds, imaginations and emotions as they once did," but if so, that sort of reinforces my thoughts about all this. An easy worthwhile read? Sure. A work of literary fiction? No.
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