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Household Gods- By Judith Tarr
    #3684251 - 01/26/05 07:08 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I have to read this novel for my college history class.. I have never read such an over detailed, lack of movement, story book, in my life.

Has anyone else read this? Please tell me it gets better.. I am on page 100 and I am seriously considering just getting the footnotes and a low grade on the paper I have to write about it..

Basically, this woman wakes up in the ancient Roman empire around 200AD...
Before hand she was a lawyer in LA. with a boatload of problems.
She makes a wish to the gods and magically wakes up in a new world..

I swear, the first 50 pages are the account of ONE DAY- Seriously that is overkill to the maxxors like headache style.. She goes in so much detail there actually IS no story or book to keep me even remotely interested..

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Edited by flowstone (01/27/05 03:05 PM)


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Re: Household Gods- By Judith Tarrand [Re: flowstone]
    #3688535 - 01/27/05 03:02 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Persevere, college isn't the time to start cheating.

If you really can't finish the book, find a summary and use the over abundant details as support. This way you can skip around...

Then if it gets to test time and there are specific questions like (in the case of the great gatsby) "What color was his car, and what does this represent" in essay form, 25 points.


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Re: Household Gods- By Judith Tarrand [Re: TheShroomHermit]
    #3688548 - 01/27/05 03:05 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Actually, the book is getting a little better.. It is written by a feminist who goes overboard sometimes...
I'm on page 205 now out of 664... so I am well on my way. Now that she is back in Ancient Rome things have livened up, but still- this writer uses detail WAY to much... She needs to advance the story, not paint a trivial picture.. And it is not even like the details she is using are that good either.. Most of it is thoughts the 'heroine' character is thinking.


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