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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

*Against the Country by Ben Metcalf Early Reviewer's Book Review

I tried several times to read and like this novel. Some lines interested me, but more did not. I read a few reviews for inspiration; one reviewer compared Metcalf to Faulkner. Loving Faulkner, I resumed reading with a positive frame of mind. After another fifty pages, I realized I had to make a decision. I was simply unmoved and uninvolved. In fact, I was thoroughly bored and felt indifferent to the emotions and experiences expressed by the author. I rarely encounter this sort of ennui when reading and realized it was time to put Metcalf’s book to rest.

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