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July 09, 2014

Book Review - Loss of Innocence by Richard North Patterson

June 1968. USA. Whitney is the daughter of privilege and engaged to be married to an acceptable suitor, when she meets a charismatic and unsettling boy from the wrong side of the tracks. A social conscience is not necessarily encouraged in her social set, but the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, and the general turmoil of social, class and racial upheaval, act as a catalyst in changing her future. More reflective than his earlier books, this is an assured and confident novel. Wendy

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Written from a point of view that is far different than that of 90% of those of us who were alive and at draft risk at the time. There is no mention of loyal Americans who volunteered for the draft, those who attended ROTC, those who joined a reserve unit and spent the next 6 years on occasional duty. Only the points of view of the absurdly rich and the "brilliant" poor are mentioned. Only those who supported Robert Kennedy as the answer to all the nation's problems will find this book satisfying.

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