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Friday, March 10, 2017

Book Review: "The Accursed" by Joyce Carol Oates

This was certainly different from all the other books I have read by this author.  I would even say it was a little weird, but it was also fascinating.  It dragged a bit in the middle and certain chapters were very boring, but then the next chapter would be great.

Taking place in 1906, it involves a family and a neighborhood that was attacked by some strange, occult experiences--and felt they were accursed.  Oates involves historical figures, such as, Woodrow Wilson, Upton Sinclair, Jack London, Grover Cleveland and Teddy Roosevelt.  With Sinclair and London, we get a healthy dose of the Socialist movement at the time.  We get to learn a little about presidents and a lot about the Princeton area where the story takes place.

I liked most of the book, and it was a worthwhile read.

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