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Feb 2014
Myra
Breckinridge & Myron - Gore Vidal - Abacus, 1993
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"I am Myra Breckinridge whom no man will ever possess." It's a good first line and it tells you much about the character who utters it. She is clearly strong-willed and self-confident, believes in the battle of the sexes and is utterly determined to win it. There is also a certain lordliness of tone, perhaps even arrogance, which suggests that she may not be entirely likeable. A thought that is worth hanging on to as the novel proceeds.
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