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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

This novel is structured as a collection of related short stories situation in a small town. The central character being Olive, the stories also feature other characters and their perspective. There is a change of view in every chapter and I found it to be refreshing (and only once in a while a bit confusing). 

Olive, a strong and complex women is a good choice for the central character. Olive is just the ideal material for a very realistic and fascinating study of an imperfect but kind human being. In general I think it could be said that there's no stereotype characters in this novel. There was a time when I was reading this novel when it seemed to me that the stories lost their connection, but it all really ties nicely in the end. I really liked it more than I expected, although I must say that I didn't expect too much( this book was a gift and first few pages looked alright but not to promising). Somewhere along the way, I changed my mind and ended really loving the book.

I think I could really become a fan of Strout, I enjoyed her writing style. While I was reading this book, I laughed a few times and that's always good. I think Strout was successful at capturing the complexity of human relationships in this one. That is what really sets it aside. I really enjoyed this. I would like to read more by this writer.


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