January 30th, 2011

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Finished Eight Skilled Gentlemen. Not as cutesie coy as I remember Bridge of Birds, which is a plus. The plot umm rather calls to mind words like 'farrago' and 'gallimaufry' and possibly 'rodomontade' though the latter is surely wrong, in that it has everything plus the kitchen sink and didn't quite make sense in the end. But possibly Hughart's plots are like Hughart's descriptions of place: he can see what he's describing but it doesn't work for me.

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