Swamplandia!
by Karen Russell
Hardcover- N/A

From the celebrated twenty-nine-year-old author of the everywhere-heralded short-story collection St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by ...

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  "Swamplandia-Extremely slow read" by mkcroce22 (see profile) 03/06/11

This book is overly descriptive detailed in areas of no concern, and completely under descriptive detailed in areas that should be. It totally loses your interest with the different tangents it takes constantly, in fact towards the end when you are adept at skipping large sections of descriptive text, you almost miss the two sentences that have a huge impact on the story...it's a disappointing read.

 
  "Swamplandia" by cpapuga (see profile) 04/13/11

It took me and some of our other book club members awhile to get into this book. Once we did, the book was pretty good. We had lots of questions at our discussion, but the discussion was slow moving compared to many of the other books that we have read.

 
  "Swamplandia" by aluba (see profile) 07/05/11

The Florida history was interesting.The vocabulary used was stimulating. The content of the story was depressing despite a hopeful ending. I am sorry I spent the time reading it.

 
  "Would not recommend this novel" by MNM1216 (see profile) 08/01/11

Despite the reviews on the back cover, this book is not funny at all. It's sad and depressing. It was very hard to get through the whole book. There's a lot of unnecessary detail and the story does not develop the way you hope it will.

 
  "Well ... I learned something about Florida, so I guess my time wasn't totally wasted." by Neyly (see profile) 03/17/12

A librarian highly recommended this book to me and the writing really is good: the plot ... plot? ... not so much. Plenty to discuss but I bet that a good bit of the discussion revolves around how many club members find the book depressing ... assuming they finished it.

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