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Welcome to Hard Times - E.L. Doctorow Well. Picked it up and started reading and I would just like to note that the first dozen pages or so are... slightly less bleak than Threads, and more horrible.

(It made me think of the story that Shane Hensley tells about the first Deadlands game--or game that would become Deadlands, too. It does not have the comforting excuse of being monsters who do this.)

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Continuing to read. About three-fifths of the way through. It's mellowed some, which is good; I don't think I could have handled the tone of the first part through the entire book, never mind that it's a short book. It's... almost slow, in a way, the steady progression of the life of a town.

I am terribly afraid the Bad Man will come back, and sort of hoping Jenks is around and useful if he does.

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...I'm done now.

That was an almost unspeakably well-written book.

I think I might cry.