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Book Review: Pontoon

Pontoon by Garrison Keillor was my first book in the new year. it was a quick easy read, lots of fun, witty. I grew up on stories from Lake Wobegon and I find that Keillor's stories ring true for me at a very fundamental level; he understands big families and the small town life that I grew up with. One of my favorite moments:

Once upon a time there was a girl named Debbie... She was original and creative and vibrant and independent and praised by one and all and then one day she suddenly got very sick of herself and had to get away and she came back here. It's peaceful here. You don't have to be wonderful here. You can just be who you are.

All in all, a B+ book. Not a life shattering work, but sincere and worth picking up, especially if you remember fondly (or even with a wince) small town life.

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