Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Don't Let's Go to the Dog's Tonight by Alexandra Fuller (a review)

3.5 out of 5: In Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller describes her childhood in Africa. Fuller’s story, told in graceful prose, is brutal and touching and never overly sentimental. I enjoyed many of the stories Fuller includes in this memoir, but I found certain aspects tedious. Fuller’s family moves through many different living situations in numerous countries and confronts various unstable political regimes. After awhile, these places and politics run together and became repetitive. The tedium borne of this repetition somewhat lessens the overall power of this memoir, but Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight remains a worthwhile read.

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