Saturday, April 02, 2011

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

Swamplandia!Contemporary Literature)

Because I am a huge fan of Karen Russell's story "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves", I anxiously anticipated this novel and wanted to love it and rave about it to my friends. Developed from a short story, "Ave Wrestles the Alligator", Swamplandia is the story of an alligator wrestling family that manages the Swamplandia theme park. The plot is quirky, the characters are less than believable and the best I can say is I'm glad I read it but would unenthusiastically recommend it to a friend.

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