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the graduate

Charles Webb

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me." I didn't want to use that quote as the opener, but it's almost like I didn't have a choice. The classic film was based off of this novel, and I knew I had to read it before (finally) watching the movie. I wasn't blown away by the writing, but I will admit that I read it smoothly and quickly. The book reads like a movie -- fast-paced and filled with dialogue. I had seen clips of the movie before, and it definitely helped me appreciate the book more. I had the mood, the lighting, the characters already placed in my mind before reading the book. I don't know if I would have liked it as much without that added effect...

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