Aurora Dawn

This is an amazing first book from Wouk. Not written in first person yet still as compelling and convincing as if it were. Flirts with the line between telling a story and telling ABOUT a story. Sets up your basic love conflict successfully. Beautiful, wealthy characters. The diatribe on advertising works well. Melville-esque with the chapter title summaries and digressions within the work. Renaming of telephone-instrument-device… why?

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