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Jessica
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Reply to this message to introduce yourself to the group, and to share your first impressions of Bridge of Sighs.
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FLbookworm
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Did I miss something . . . was it ever clear who was having sex when Lucy was in the hole?
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Jessica
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FLbookworm wrote:
Did I miss something . . . was it ever clear who was having sex when Lucy was in the hole?



Hi FLbookworm

Welcome to the conversation. After reading the book, I feel like Lucy's whole saga is much more complicated than I initially thought, don't you?

Just to note: many people may not have finished reading the book yet, so watch out for giving away any "story spoilers" in these early posts.

Thanks!
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I just finished this book and was curious to hear other reader's comments. I'm new to this internet format. In reply to the question about who is outside the trunk... I'm not sure it matters. It's more about who Lucy believes is outside the trunk or is capable of being outside the trunk.
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Lizabet wrote:
I just finished this book and was curious to hear other reader's comments. I'm new to this internet format. In reply to the question about who is outside the trunk... I'm not sure it matters. It's more about who Lucy believes is outside the trunk or is capable of being outside the trunk.


Hi Lizabet,
Hopefully some more folks will show up here soon, and we can get a discussion going. I thought Bridge of Sighs was a great read! For now, since you've read the whole book, let's chat in the The Book as a Whole thread.
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Jessica wrote:
Reply to this message to introduce yourself to the group, and to share your first impressions of Bridge of Sighs.




I loved this book. The writing is wonderful! Richard Russo's characterizations of small town America and striving to attain the American dream are so profound.

I am telling everyone I know to read it.
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lovetoread wrote I loved this book. The writing is wonderful! Richard Russo's characterizations of small town America and striving to attain the American dream are so profound. I am telling everyone I know to read it.


Hi Lovetoread,

I liked this one too, although I'm a fan of Russo's in general. I think I liked Straight Man even better then Empire Falls (which won the Pulitzer).

What was your favorite scene from the book? As I read, I kept returning to that early scene, where he's bullied by the group of boys from the public school. This event seems to be a cornerstone (howevery shaky) for Lucy's personal issues later in life.

Have you read any of Russo's other books?
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The book is fantastic!! The way Russo weaves a gentle tapestry of small town tales is brilliant! I am telling everyone I know to read it. I sound like a commercial! But, I mean every word. I am so glad there is a message board for the book. I am looking forward to participating and reading all of the entries.

Thanks.
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