Wednesday, July 9, 2008

American Idealism (Books - America America by Ethan Canin)

I just have to say, after all my ranting and raving about how many books I have to read this summer - I believe the number was 20, possibly whittling it down to 13 if I was smart about it - I could not resist getting the new novel by Ethan Canin. I have read everything Canin has written and his For Kings and Planets is one of my favorite novels of all time. America America is his latest and I couldn't help starting it as soon as it was in my hot little paws, once again side lining Russell Banks The Darling. Those two will make interesting bedfellows, both are about American idealism and politics over the last forty years.

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