Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, 2009 Pulizer Prize winner
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by: Elizabeth Strout.
2008; 304 pages,
"Olive Kitteridge" is the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction. Awhile back, when I was looking for a good book to read, I decided that I would read my way through the Pulitzer Prize winners.
I mean, if you're looking for a good book to read why not look at what was the "best" book of the year?
I enjoyed reading "Olive Kitteridge". I thought that the writing style was good, nothing spectacular; unique, but nothing revolutionary.
Overall, "Olive Kitteridge" was infinitely better than "The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao," which won the year before.
But, all in all, I never really latched on to a character. I never felt compelled to read on. I did think it was interesting that Olive played a role in all the stores of the book.
(It's a collection of short stories, each with a different narrator. Usually when they're story is done, that's the last that is heard of them.)
Unfortunately, because of this, I had no real desire to continue reading, except to finish the book.