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A Boy of Good Breeding, by Miriam Toews

alittlebookishh's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

This is my first book by Miriam Toews. I will definitely check out more. Her writing is beautiful, characters were interesting and kind of quirky.

Favourite quote: "Sometimes it's just the fuckinf sadness in the world, from the beginning of time, and no end to it in sight that begins to eat away at some people. A lot of people, I think."

quietjenn's review against another edition

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3.0

Not my favorite Toews. It wanted a little more from the story and elements I just couldn't get with. But she writes with such humor and humanity, which I do love.

ienbdri's review against another edition

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emotional lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.5


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hippiequeen's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

mattgroot1980's review against another edition

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lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75

alexelves's review against another edition

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4.0

4.5 stars

coopfranks's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

sarahjjs's review against another edition

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3.0

I thought this book was sweet and quaint. It's really well written and funny but I think I wanted something a bit more emotionally gripping.

bockney's review against another edition

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3.0

3.5 really, if that were an option. It's less absorbing than A Complicated Kindness, but entertaining, quirky and full of interesting characters. Plus it mentions A Music Man in passing, which almost pushed my rating up to 4.

harvio's review against another edition

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4.0

- a big-hearted, lightly humorous small-town novel
- almost as enjoyable as "A Complicated Kindness"