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I wanted to like this book, I loved The Shipping News, but everytime a new character was introduced you just knew that sooner or later they would die a horrible death, or suffer agonies of defeat. The story was unrelenting. You came to dread meeting each new accordian owner, no matter how clever the introduction into the narrative by the author. On the plus side, I have never read/heard a more vivid and lyrical description of death by spider bite. Herrman is an excellent narrator
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As always, Annie Proulx has created memorable, quirky characters in Accordion Crimes. Her sense of the absudity and randomness of life is right on the mark! The reader does an excellent job of portraying a large series of characters. A real treat!
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