Review of Karen Russell's "Swamplandia!"

Here’s a url to my review of Karen Russell’s debut novel, Swamplandia! that appeared in today’s Dallas Morning News. It’s a good, fun read, not a great literary book, closer to a Young Adult novel than most reviews are acknowledging, such as Janet Maslin’s gusher in the NY Tiimes. It’s a book that wants to be loved/lovable, in the “luminous” category, following the tradition of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones, but with less violence.

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