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 Posted: Fri Dec 30th, 2011 07:15 pm
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Hammer to Fall

Joined: Wed Nov 7th, 2007
Location: Near An Enigma
Posts: 1860
In the past week, I've read Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm and in my occasional quest to make up for the poor literary education I received in school, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night.

Isaac's Storm putters around for 100 pages with below-average writing that's trying to be funny (it's not) and trying to shoehorn a feud as the main point of the book (no one really knows even why the feud started as there's scant evidence). But Larson finally gets himself in gear and the descriptions leading up to, during and after the Galveston hurricane of 1900 are quite good. If you can deal with the Isaac Cline background stuff in the early pages, it's worth it.

Tender Is the Night was pretty darn good, better than what I was expecting, especially for something with as few a-ha moments as it had.

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