Sunday, October 01, 2006

Book Review: The Bushwacked Piano

The Bushwacked Piano by Thomas McGuane

Sure, there was a lot of fire in the writing, but it didn't move me that much. It didn't really work well as a novel. Payne was a model character. There is something about these sort of flamboyant screw-ups. I just don't see the appeal. I like them okay as side characters. I can see that this might have been outstanding when it first came out. I can also see how I might have liked this when I was younger, but I expect more from novels now. But maybe I'm still reeling from Suttree.

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