Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Doig Dull This Time Around

Having enjoyed several of Doig's later novels, I was excited to pick up English Creek, the first of Doig's Montana trilogy.  Set in Montana in the 1930s, the story is told through the perspective of Jick McCaskill, a boy on the cusp of being fifteen years old and coming into his own.  Unfortunately, I felt the story was filled with way too much detail and moved at a snails pace.  There was no climax and no real drama or intriguing moments.  While Doig's writing is jaunty and pleasant, this was my least favorite of his books. 

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