Centennial

Centennial

Book - 1974
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Chronicles the lives of individuals involved in the development and exploitation of the American West, particularly Colorado.
Publisher: New York, Random House [1974].
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780394479705
039447970X
Characteristics: x, 909 p. illus. 22 cm.

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Mar 02, 2018

900 page historical novel that changes the names of the major characters/places in history so you have to figure out for yourself who/what the hell this is all about. And the book is a musical also with people bursting into song all through the novel which interrupts the flow (like a Pynchon novel). And the final chapter turns into a maudlin love story? This book could have been much better and didn't need to be so long. Some elaborations go too far. It's a good book I read as more of a challenge to prove people in this day and age still read long novels. Old people have for years acted superior for reading Michener. Big Whoop. I'm interested in past events of the world therefore I am(stupid). This novel took me three weeks to finish. Plodding, relentless, boring, and when it's all over you wonder if you comprehended anything or could have been more thorough. A bit like life.

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