Townie by Andre Dubus III

Book club met tonight—our book this month was
Townie by Andre Dubus III—oh, yeah–you already read
that in the title of the post . . .

well, I hated it and didn’t think it was good writing at all.
Some of the more generous people in the club were kind and
marveled at the way the four children, deserted by their father,
(the famous writer, Andre Dubus) grew up somehow in the
midst of squalor and survived—-but I can’t be as kind and
think this book was oversimplified and overly dependent upon
the fame of the father’s literary apron strings.

And did it borrow just a wee bit from the success of The Glass Castle?


Next month’s selection: River of Doubt by Candice Millard–Teddy
Roosevelt goes to the Amazon . . .  goody!

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2 Responses to Townie by Andre Dubus III

  1. Booksilver says:

    You didn’t pull any punches, did you? Sorry to hear this one didn’t come up to expectations. Onward and upward!

    • booksandbuttons says:

      Hi Booksilver! nope, pulled no punches–and best not to
      get me started on this one. onward and upward as you say–
      thanks for stopping by

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