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Title:   Lush Life
Author:   Richard Price
Times Read:   1
Last Read:   05.18.12

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05.18.12 God I miss The Wire. This is my first Richard Price book and it's been on my shelf forever. So much so that I sort of had to force myself to start reading it. I really enjoyed it. The pacing is very strange but the characters feel documentary-grade authentic and the dialogue is sharp and terse and kind of exactly how i picture dialogue in my head (I always have a probelm with padding out the stuff outside the quotation marks. "He said stronly." "she said as she applied lipstick, peering at her compact as if it held ancient secrets." "he said weakly.") The plot is kind of slim but again feels as authentic as can be and makes for absorbing reading. There's no real climax like a Michael Connelly book which made it stand out all the more for me as I finished it today after work. It's been sitting with me a lot actually. The Eric Cash character struggling with his short-comings especially. I'm not sure if I've read a protagonist quite like that... one who spends the whole book weak and unraveling without it being this heavy-handed insanity thing or something like that. Great book.



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