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Read it many years ago

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I was not impressed with the book at the time it came out. There are two reasons I can think of why I should give it another chance.

1. In high school we had to read ETHAN FROME. I was bored stiff. Twenty years later I decided to try it again and saw the author's genius. As we all evolve, so do our perspectives.

2. In Holleran's most recent novel, his smooth prose is superb. I glaringly shows how the author's mind has evolved. I enjoyed THE BEAUTY OF MEN immensely.