Sunday, August 05, 2012

2012 book 207

Ron Rash's Serena
I was excited to reread this for book group--it was one of my favorites of 2008 and I didn't remember a thing about it--but it wasn't quite as awesome as I remembered. It's compelling stuff--a timber baron brings his ruthless new wife down to the mountains of North Carolina during the Great Depression--but it was just a bit over-the-top. Soon to be a movie starring, I believe, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, both of whom seem hopelessly miscast. B/B+.

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