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Danielle Wright Engl 1101/01 Bailey T Player May 2, 2007 Book Report I was really looking forward to this book report. Not for the writing, because I hate to do that, but for the chance to read a new book. It really helped that you took the time to give us some information on the books so we could pick. I love non-fiction. I love to read real stories about real people. I get even more excited when they are memoirs. And then it just gets even better when they are about tragic events, I know call me sick. I chose to read Goat by Brad Land purely for the hazing in his fraternity. However, I did not really enjoy the book. It was written well and held my attention, but I just felt like I was missing something. Land did an awesome job while writing of doing the whole “show them” thing you preached to us all year, but I felt like he was trying to rip off J.D. Salinger’s writing style from The Catcher In The Rye. It was very stream of consciousness and speaking to the reader while talking to himself all at the same time. However, Land did not do it nearly as well as Salinger and it just ended up felling all wrong to me. Another thing that bothered me about the book was that over half of it was mainly focused on his kidnapping, accident, thing, or whatever else people wanted to call it. He went on and on about the Breath and the Smile and I feel like it did not have much to do with his Clemson experience. I mean, yes, it did delay him from going with his brother
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