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The Last Methuselah

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Gave it a try, but not really my cup of tea. You may enjoy, but I just couldn't get into this one.  Thank you netgalley for the advanced copy. Appreciate the opportunity to read and review.
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I felt the actual plot was rather shallow.  The novel dragged at times and caused the reader to lose interest.
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The Last Methuselah sets up it's narrative as a young woman inherits her late neighbors manuscript.  As she begins, we realize it's meant to be his autobiography, but as the end-notes state, it is the author's own attempt at biography.
Unfortunately, the Southern characters of central Mississippi speak like college mathematics professors and the author (like fellow Mississipian Faulkner) never met a compound sentence and semi-colon that he didn't like.  Some descriptions (road maps, place names, anatomical sex organs) go on and on for pages.

This work's premise and authors life seems interesting enough for self-reflection but this manuscript begs for an editor.  If this is the first of five parts, I can't imagine anyone making it to the 5th book.
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