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Book 34 - This Boy's Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff

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Sep. 12th, 2007 | 10:23 am

I decided to read some more of what Wolff (not to be confused with the HORRIBLE Virginia..) had written after immensely enjoying his fiction novel Old School. This book is nonfiction, and a slower read than his fiction work. It doesn't have the same depth of profundity either, as the focus is more on the story instead of the message (as opposed to Old School). I didn't dislike it, and I agree that Wolff certainly has some interesting stories from his childhood to tell, but I'm looking forward to reading the rest of his fiction work (short stories, etc). Perhaps I enjoyed it more than I might have if I hadn't read Old School, because I was able to make connections between Wolff's experiences and his fiction writing, and that was truly interesting.

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