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March 31, 2004

14 Down, 38 To Go

I finished The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold yesterday. The story revolves around the murder of a young girl and its effect on her family friends, and the murdered girl herself (in heaven). After reading the first chapter I was enthralled, Sebold initially sets the scene for a magnificent novel, but the story stutters before picking up in the final third of the book. I would liken the book to a fallen souffl´┐Ż: a bit dense in the middle, but still filling and full of flavor.

My next book has been on my reading list for a year: Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy, by Jane Leavy. With baseball season starting yesterday, I'm ready to take on the story of one of baseball's premier and most enigmatic pitchers.


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