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Thursday, March 6, 2008

A Far Country by Daniel Mason

A Far Country (Vintage)
by Daniel Mason
Paperback, 288 Pages
ISBN-10: 1-4000-3039-0

I picked this book because my husband just bought me an iPod and I want to listen to audio books. I think I'm going to get the 160 G iPod because I like to carry a lot of books at one time. This book kept me company as I dig and played with dirt trying to plant my hedges.

The prose is wonderful. Except, for some reason, it felt like driving on a freeway tired. You know how when you drive tired, you're seeing the road in snapshots? I feel that way listening to this story. I thought at first the setting was somewhere in North America, then at some points, it felt like it might be in the middle east. I can't quite grasp it. When I don't have the pages to flip back and forth, it makes it hard to guess.

I can't stop listening, but I can't also keep tract of the whole story in a smooth fashion. This author wrote another book before, A Piano Tuner. I'm going to listen to that one to see what I'm missing. This is what amazon said.

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