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    REVIEW Rough Magic Lara Prior-Palmer ¶ 1 DOWNLOAD Rough Magic [E–pub Free] Image from The Adventurists Many of the people I’ll meet on the steppe hold horses as sacred There are love songs about horses than about women in Mongolia—for example ponies come last in races are sung commiseration songs because no one wants them to feel bad Your horse is an extension of you A Mongol without a horse is like a bird without wings—goes the proverb Even horses’ skulls are sacred They’re made into musica

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    Rough Magic [E–pub Free] The race was said to be the most difficult in the world Seven days spent traversing the Mongolian steppes on wild ponies Not my cuppa but fun to experience through someone else Lara at loose ends decided this was something she needed to do despite the costly entry fee She prepares little and becomes a nineteen year old underdog though she soon has others pulling for her There are vivid descriptions of the Mongolian steppes many allusions

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    Rough Magic [E–pub Free] Lara Prior-Palmer ¶ 1 DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD Ï RALPHLAUREN-DRESSES.US ¶ Lara Prior-Palmer NOW AVAILABLEthere is a 1000 kilometer horse race in mongolia called the mongol derby with the reputation of being “the world’s longest toughest horse race” human riders mount a series of 25 wild ponies swapping ‘em

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    Rough Magic [E–pub Free] Review originally appeared on Open Letters ReviewImpulsivity is an intimate friend of the teenager This emotional

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    Lara Prior-Palmer ¶ 1 DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD Ï RALPHLAUREN-DRESSES.US ¶ Lara Prior-Palmer Rough Magic [E–pub Free] In 2013 when she was 19 Prior Palmer won the Mongol Derby horse race the first Briton and youngest competitor to do so I th

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Ï RALPHLAUREN-DRESSES.US ¶ Lara Prior-Palmer Lara Prior-Palmer ¶ 1 DOWNLOAD Rough Magic [E–pub Free] I have mixed feelings about this book The setting and perspective are great a memoir by the first female and youngest winner of the Mongol Derby an endurance horse race The writer’s style is hit and miss A little too cursory too eager to float into lines of poetry when action is needed My biggest beef is turni

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    Rough Magic [E–pub Free] This author tries so hard to come across as edgy philosophical and uniue that her story gets lost in the image she’s trying to write herself in and is lacking in substance

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    REVIEW Rough Magic FREE DOWNLOAD Ï RALPHLAUREN-DRESSES.US ¶ Lara Prior-Palmer Lara Prior-Palmer ¶ 1 DOWNLOAD Rough Magic is a coming of age story an interrogation of naked ambition and a self conscious meditation on English colonialism all wrapped up in a thrilling tale of a 19 year old girl entering and winning the most difficult horse race in the world Lara Prior Palmer’s underdog story couldn’t have been any pitc

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    Rough Magic [E–pub Free] Riding is a dance that demands each muscle in your body answer to an ever shifting floorPut aside the fact that the outcome of this race is known before Lara Prior Palmer begins her story here is proof positive that it is the journey not the arrival that is most important How Lara a woefully under prepared 19 year old decides to participate

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    REVIEW Rough Magic Lara Prior-Palmer ¶ 1 DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD Ï RALPHLAUREN-DRESSES.US ¶ Lara Prior-Palmer 25 stars rounded up to 3 What an odd little book In a perfect world this would have been one of my top reads of the year It has everything I love travel horses and traveling with horses However the writing style just didn't click with me and I never truly felt engaged with the narrative Don't get me wrong there are some

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DOWNLOAD Ð Rough Magic For fans of Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk this is the extraordinary debut memoir of a young woman who traveled to Mongolia to compete in the world’s longest toughest horse race and emerged as its youngest and first ever female winnerAt the age of nineteen Lara Prior Palmer discovered a website devoted to “the world’s longest toughest horse race” an annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens of riders racing a series of twenty five wild ponies across 1000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland On a whim she de. Image from The Adventurists Many of the people I ll meet on the steppe hold horses as sacred There are love songs about horses than about women in Mongolia for example ponies come last in races are sung commiseration songs because no one wants them to feel bad Your horse is an extension of you A Mongol without a horse is like a bird without wings goes the proverb Even horses skulls are sacred They re made into musical instruments whose sounds comfort mourning souls What has 25 legs and covers 1000 kilometers Why the Mongol Derby of course Ring any bells Ummm me neither Unless one is particularly attuned to the worlds of euestrian sports or extreme competitions we would be unlikely to have heard of it Lara Prior Palmer had heard of it but had not paid much attention The entry fee was exorbitant about 13K US which led her to expect that she would not be able to even think of attempting it until she was in her thirties if then A bored teen a year out of high school recently sacked from her au pair gig in Austria her applications for other adventures producing a resounding silence she was trolling about for her next thing whatever might uell the inner buzz that grows louder and louder until it drowns out everything but a way forward any way forward She was looking on line for something to uiet the din when it reappeared The passing London underground train shook the building as I leaned into the photograph long maned ponies streaming over green steppes space poured wide and free in Mongolia The open voweled sounds of the word matched the freedom of the country conjured in my mind I couldn t place Mongolia in history nor could I place it on the map She read on learning that thirty riders had already signed up that riders switch ponies every 40 Km that the race was held in a Pony Express style that recalled Chingiss Khan s postal system and that it was deemed the world s longest and toughest horse race She clicked the boxLara Prior Palmer image from her pageWhat are the things we might look for in a memoir of this sort One would hope for a look at an exotic place from a perspective familiar to readers presuming most readers to be Westerners Given that it is a sports competition we would hope for a look at the particulars of this race what if anything sets it apart from other competitions You ve gotta figure that a 1000 kilometer horse race would have to also be a journey of self discovery and there is at least some of that in here Not to say that it was intended The writing of this book began on the plane ride home to England from Ulaanbaatar and was intended mostly as a large note taking effort to better allow Lara to recall the event Encouraged to expand her 25000 words to book length by folks to whom she showed her writing Prior Palmer did just that working on the manuscript off and on for about five years It helps if the author can bring some talent maybe an appreciation of beauty in her writingA Mongolian ger yurt image from PhysorgTough to get exotic than Mongolia for most of us And while you may be familiar with some of the weather the riders encounter hot cold wind hail rain you have probably not done so while engaged in a grueling horse race Prior Palmer fills us in on a host of local details You will learn of the proper seating arrangements in a Mongolian ger pronounced gaire get a heads up on the proper behavior when encountering an ovoo a local shrine consisting of accumulated placed stones and offerings and marvel at car parts placed in trees to help gain the assistance of local deities in assuring that the subject vehicle remains in good working order There are observations on Mongolian history and lore One local historical figure was Molon Bagsh an itinerant philosopher who supposedly predicted many of the wonders of the modern age from his perspective in the early 1900s She offers a bit on the deep respect Mongolians have for their euine partners One strand of Mongolian philosophy has it that my chest not my brain is the seat of my consciousness It contains my heimori wind horse an inner creature whose power needs maintaining When you rub a racehorse s sweat into your forehead or ride a great uick pony you strengthen your heimori and improve your destiny You might want to towel off after that There are plenty such and they are delightful The race itself occupies most of her consciousness There is plenty of detail on how it is run the accommodations the horses referred to here almost primarily as ponies BTW to be a horse there is a height bar 142 hands or about four feet ten inches Shorter than that you are a pony Mongolian euines tend to the shorter end of the bell curve The selection process Which pony to choose Based on what Loving the ponies who were eager to fly but having to cope with some which were far from enthusiastic The relationships among the riders is pretty significant particularly Lara s relationship with an American rider one Devan Horn portrayed as a braggadocios Texan certain that she will prevail What begins as a bit of competitiveness becomes an all consuming uest to see to it that this person is denied that victory Her bonding or not with other riders and non riders newspeople veterinarians race managers is an ongoing subject There are connections made or almost made during the race that highlight interpersonal challenges Lara must resolve at least temporarily It is difficult and not at all necessary to separate her coping with the race from her dealings with the locals Riders often stay in the homes of residents and Lara recalls some charming as well as clueless interactions Ponies in waiting image from The AdventuristsBear in mind that Lara was barely 19 years old when she undertook this adventure Her age is certainly a factor in her degree of unpreparedness While a good chunk of who we all are is well set by such an age it takes plenty years for the rest of the permanent us to form What we see here is Lara as a work in progress One element that manifests stronglyis the sort of stiff upper lip found in explorers and adventurers I suppose we think of pain as associated with an event an accident for example We don t imagine it going on forever I found no space for pain and its expression in daily life She is also someone uncomfortable around public feelings I shiver a little relieved to be away from Clare a rider with whom Lara had spent some time during the competition I find emotions contagious swear I can catch them like flu I ve always been wary of upset and sickness Aged seven I dubbed people crybabies as though it were a life sentence and I winced in repulsion if someone missed school for sickness I refused to let such a thing happen to me Although later on I used sickness to save me from school I still had no empathy for the unwell and the upset Why would I try to imagine how Clare feels when I m appalled she s displayed the emotional hold the Derby has on her Such is the strangeness of my selfishness We get some background on family influences that fed her drive Her Aunt Lucinda was an Olympian having competed in euestrian events Her favorite no nonsense phrase for just get on with it being Crack On Her grandfather a military general was fond of Just do it Firmed up for competition and adventure by such she was much less able to cope with emotional challenges my real fears aren t the broken bones or the missing ponies My real fears are long term affairs like school marriage and jobs Anything reuiring a commitment longer than a ten day race Maybe because millions of people manage these commitments they go unnoticed Ordinary jobs and relationships spread over humdrum time are rarely thought of as brave or strong And therein among other such contemplations is where we find some of the distance that Lara travels personally Over the course of the book we see some development that maybe Lara herself does not uite perceive Learning to see things from someone else s perspective learning to consider other ways to value things and actions Her sense of not uite knowing who she is persists It s just I haven t decided if I m woodland wild or fireside tame and probably never will But she has certainly gained in building on the self reflective muscle she finds inside Lara accepting a congratulatory call after her victory Devan Horn in the background will have to wait for another chance image from CNNA pointed element of self realization is her change from seeing the race as an adventure hoping mostly just to finish to feeling the fire of competitiveness that was there all along and not just to be able to stick it to Devan There certainly must have been some part of Lara that chose a competitive adventure over the many others that the world offers And she becomes aware of that part of herself She grew up in a culture that scorns overt ambition and public presentations of self confidence so there was plenty of reason for her to suppress or hide her very real competitiveness We read of sporting victories in the newspapers but what about all we cannot see It s easy to forget the thudded moments of hopelessness involved in a journey one s deepest difficulties slowly made clear In addition to coping with some inner parts of herself undergoing a bit of examination Prior Palmer suffered some of the misfortunes that were visited on other contestants bruises dehydration being tossed from her mount having to get help retrieving it becoming ill on the for her six day race And then there were self imposed problems being unprepared in sundry ways like not bringing a map not getting the recommended vaccinations never having ridden even a one day race let alone one that could last ten days or not providing for some sanitary needs There is some contemplative poetic writing in Prior Palmer s memoir Particularly when she writes of her feeling of oneness with her ponies For two and a half hours my focus is whole He moves fluently and I note the uiet warmth of his company You make no eye contact when riding but we re in communication working a shared form like shoaling fish Horses have always been siblings to me pressing their noses against my back and breathing out winter breath slowly trusting From his silence and the morning I draw something something like strengthInstead of loneliness I feel loveliness Everything in the hour is familiar The pony hurries on beneath me persuading his way into my heart Image from CNNA thread in the book consists of passages from The Tempest one of the reading materials she brought with her to illustrate this or that The arrival of the storm driven characters in Shakespeare s final play washed clean in a way pops to mind as she is caught in downpour on the steppe A passage in which Ariel sings about a sea change in the play connects with Lara feeling transformed while riding a pony she names The Lion It is a lovely element but still felt a bit forced There was plenty going on without it The book s title is drawn from The Tempest as well which seemed workshop y and less than organic at first given that the rough magic referred to in the play has to do with the bard s ability to present fiction as reality But on further consideration if we forget the Shakespearean bit for a moment Rough certainly works as a description of the event and Magic is certainly appropriate or the magical ending of the competition and some of Lara s perceptions So never mindSince the race Prior Palmer now 24 has been to University and worked on this book in fits and starts She feels her experience gave her a better ability to consider alternate viewpoints But she did not feel particularly changed by the race itself at the time She remained very much who she was an adventure seeking athletic bright articulate young woman with a world of possibilities ahead of her and a world class achievement already in the bagReview posted May 31 2019Publication date May 7 2019 hardcover April 28 2020 Trade paperbackIn the summer of 2019 GR reduced the allowable review size by 25% from 20000 to 15000 characters In order to accommodate the text beyond that I have moved it to the comments section directly below The Mark of Athena journey of self discovery and there is at least some of that in here Not to say that it was intended The writing of this book began on the plane ride home to England from Ulaanbaatar and was intended mostly as a large note taking effort to better allow Lara to recall the event Encouraged to expand her 25000 words to book length by folks to whom she showed her writing Prior Palmer did 2002 Index of Economic Freedom just that working on the manuscript off and on for about five years It helps if the author can bring some talent maybe an appreciation of beauty in her writingA Mongolian ger yurt image from PhysorgTough to get exotic than Mongolia for most of us And while you may be familiar with some of the weather the riders encounter hot cold wind hail rain you have probably not done so while engaged in a grueling horse race Prior Palmer fills us in on a host of local details You will learn of the proper seating arrangements in a Mongolian ger pronounced gaire get a heads up on the proper behavior when encountering an ovoo a local shrine consisting of accumulated placed stones and offerings and marvel at car parts placed in trees to help gain the assistance of local deities in assuring that the subject vehicle remains in good working order There are observations on Mongolian history and lore One local historical figure was Molon Bagsh an itinerant philosopher who supposedly predicted many of the wonders of the modern age from his perspective in the early 1900s She offers a bit on the deep respect Mongolians have for their euine partners One strand of Mongolian philosophy has it that my chest not my brain is the seat of my consciousness It contains my heimori wind horse an inner creature whose power needs maintaining When you rub a racehorse s sweat into your forehead or ride a great uick pony you strengthen your heimori and improve your destiny You might want to towel off after that There are plenty such and they are delightful The race itself occupies most of her consciousness There is plenty of detail on how it is run the accommodations the horses referred to here almost primarily as ponies BTW to be a horse there is a height bar 142 hands or about four feet ten inches Shorter than that you are a pony Mongolian euines tend to the shorter end of the bell curve The selection process Which pony to choose Based on what Loving the ponies who were eager to fly but having to cope with some which were far from enthusiastic The relationships among the riders is pretty significant particularly Lara s relationship with an American rider one Devan Horn portrayed as a braggadocios Texan certain that she will prevail What begins as a bit of competitiveness becomes an all consuming uest to see to it that this person is denied that victory Her bonding or not with other riders and non riders newspeople veterinarians race managers is an ongoing subject There are connections made or almost made during the race that highlight interpersonal challenges Lara must resolve at least temporarily It is difficult and not at all necessary to separate her coping with the race from her dealings with the locals Riders often stay in the homes of residents and Lara recalls some charming as well as clueless interactions Ponies in waiting image from The AdventuristsBear in mind that Lara was barely 19 years old when she undertook this adventure Her age is certainly a factor in her degree of unpreparedness While a good chunk of who we all are is well set by such an age it takes plenty years for the rest of the permanent us to form What we see here is Lara as a work in progress One element that manifests stronglyis the sort of stiff upper lip found in explorers and adventurers I suppose we think of pain as associated with an event an accident for example We don t imagine it going on forever I found no space for pain and its expression in daily life She is also someone uncomfortable around public feelings I shiver a little relieved to be away from Clare a rider with whom Lara had spent some time during the competition I find emotions contagious swear I can catch them like flu I ve always been wary of upset and sickness Aged seven I dubbed people crybabies as though it were a life sentence and I winced in repulsion if someone missed school for sickness I refused to let such a thing happen to me Although later on I used sickness to save me from school I still had no empathy for the unwell and the upset Why would I try to imagine how Clare feels when I m appalled she s displayed the emotional hold the Derby has on her Such is the strangeness of my selfishness We get some background on family influences that fed her drive Her Aunt Lucinda was an Olympian having competed in euestrian events Her favorite no nonsense phrase for Grenadier Volume 7 Grenadier just get on with it being Crack On Her grandfather a military general was fond of Just do it Firmed up for competition and adventure by such she was much less able to cope with emotional challenges my real fears aren t the broken bones or the missing ponies My real fears are long term affairs like school marriage and Alice in Wonderland jobs Anything reuiring a commitment longer than a ten day race Maybe because millions of people manage these commitments they go unnoticed Ordinary The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia jobs and relationships spread over humdrum time are rarely thought of as brave or strong And therein among other such contemplations is where we find some of the distance that Lara travels personally Over the course of the book we see some development that maybe Lara herself does not uite perceive Learning to see things from someone else s perspective learning to consider other ways to value things and actions Her sense of not uite knowing who she is persists It s Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice just I haven t decided if I m woodland wild or fireside tame and probably never will But she has certainly gained in building on the self reflective muscle she finds inside Lara accepting a congratulatory call after her victory Devan Horn in the background will have to wait for another chance image from CNNA pointed element of self realization is her change from seeing the race as an adventure hoping mostly Thrill Me Do Not Disturb just to finish to feeling the fire of competitiveness that was there all along and not Vildanden just to be able to stick it to Devan There certainly must have been some part of Lara that chose a competitive adventure over the many others that the world offers And she becomes aware of that part of herself She grew up in a culture that scorns overt ambition and public presentations of self confidence so there was plenty of reason for her to suppress or hide her very real competitiveness We read of sporting victories in the newspapers but what about all we cannot see It s easy to forget the thudded moments of hopelessness involved in a The Russo Japanese War 1904 1905 journey one s deepest difficulties slowly made clear In addition to coping with some inner parts of herself undergoing a bit of examination Prior Palmer suffered some of the misfortunes that were visited on other contestants bruises dehydration being tossed from her mount having to get help retrieving it becoming ill on the for her six day race And then there were self imposed problems being unprepared in sundry ways like not bringing a map not getting the recommended vaccinations never having ridden even a one day race let alone one that could last ten days or not providing for some sanitary needs There is some contemplative poetic writing in Prior Palmer s memoir Particularly when she writes of her feeling of oneness with her ponies For two and a half hours my focus is whole He moves fluently and I note the uiet warmth of his company You make no eye contact when riding but we re in communication working a shared form like shoaling fish Horses have always been siblings to me pressing their noses against my back and breathing out winter breath slowly trusting From his silence and the morning I draw something something like strengthInstead of loneliness I feel loveliness Everything in the hour is familiar The pony hurries on beneath me persuading his way into my heart Image from CNNA thread in the book consists of passages from The Tempest one of the reading materials she brought with her to illustrate this or that The arrival of the storm driven characters in Shakespeare s final play washed clean in a way pops to mind as she is caught in downpour on the steppe A passage in which Ariel sings about a sea change in the play connects with Lara feeling transformed while riding a pony she names The Lion It is a lovely element but still felt a bit forced There was plenty going on without it The book s title is drawn from The Tempest as well which seemed workshop y and less than organic at first given that the rough magic referred to in the play has to do with the bard s ability to present fiction as reality But on further consideration if we forget the Shakespearean bit for a moment Rough certainly works as a description of the event and Magic is certainly appropriate or the magical ending of the competition and some of Lara s perceptions So never mindSince the race Prior Palmer now 24 has been to University and worked on this book in fits and starts She feels her experience gave her a better ability to consider alternate viewpoints But she did not feel particularly changed by the race itself at the time She remained very much who she was an adventure seeking athletic bright articulate young woman with a world of possibilities ahead of her and a world class achievement already in the bagReview posted May 31 2019Publication date May 7 2019 hardcover April 28 2020 Trade paperbackIn the summer of 2019 GR reduced the allowable review size by 25% from 20000 to 15000 characters In order to accommodate the text beyond that I have moved it to the comments section directly below

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DOWNLOAD Ð Rough Magic Cided to enter the race As she boarded a plane to East Asia she was utterly unprepared for what awaited herRiders often spend years preparing to compete in the Mongol Derby a course that recreates the horse messenger system developed by Genghis Khan and many fail to finish Prior Palmer had no formal training She was driven by her own restlessness stubbornness and a lifelong love of horses She raced for ten days through extreme heat and terrifying storms catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homes of nomadic families Batt. I have mixed feelings about this book The setting and perspective are great a memoir by the first female and youngest winner of the Mongol Derby an endurance horse race The writer s style is hit and miss A little too cursory too eager to float into lines of poetry when action is needed My biggest beef is turning the author s main competition another young woman and first time racer into a villain after barely laying eyes on her This woman s chief sin being that she arrived prepared confident and ambitious And so our protagonist hates her How childish How petty for a woman who continually portrays herself as independent minded Although we know who wins the ending still feels like a let downOverall an interesting read but not the riveting horseback adventure I d hoped for

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DOWNLOAD Ð Rough Magic Ling bouts of illness and dehydration exhaustion and bruising falls she decided she had nothing to lose Each dawn she rode out again on a fresh horse scrambling up mountains swimming through rivers crossing woodlands and wetlands arid dunes and open steppe as American television crews chased her in their JeepsTold with terrific suspense and style in a voice full of poetry and soul Rough Magic captures the extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead against all odds to become the first female winner of this breathtaking race. Rough Magic is a coming of age story an interrogation of naked ambition and a self conscious meditation on English colonialism all wrapped up in a thrilling tale of a 19 year old girl entering and winning the most difficult horse race in the world Lara Prior Palmer s underdog story couldn t have been any pitch perfect if it were scripted she entered the Mongol Derby on a complete whim underestimated its difficulty was dismissed by the other competitors early on but still rallied to become the first woman to win the race and the youngest person ever to finish But it s far from the conventional sports memoir as winning is never really the point or even the goal for Lara whose motivation for entering the race is hazy even to herselfThis book s greatest strength is something that often irritates me in memoirs that Lara doesn t have much distance from the experience she s writing about she won the race in 2013 her memoir was published in 2019 Had she waited 15 or 20 years to tell this story it could have been polished articulate but that sophistication would have come at the detriment of its charm its passion its frenetic energy Perhaps the most successful thing about this book is that due to her lack of emotional distance from it Lara doesn t place her own character development front and center instead she takes us through the race step by agonizing step showing us rather than telling us about the physical and psychological toll it was taking This entire memoir cleverly circles the uestion is naked ambition in and of itself a virtue or a vice a character trait she sees reflected in her main competitor Devan and the few moments where Lara zeroes in on it have the emotional punch they ve earned Our pace slowed I began imagining Clare and Kirsten catching us Nothing is swift as thought I felt it jumping through me But riding in a big group just wasn t efficient It was a simple thought and when it came I knew the race had me And then shortly after What if I wanted to win for myself without wanting to beat Devan or please Charles or any other audience It s a lonely thought I wish I were strong enough for it All that said this book isn t the easiest to settle into Lara Prior Palmer s prose is almost a perfect reflection of her flighty restless nature she jumps from one thought to another with no preamble she constructs an elaborate metaphor unnecessarily and follows it a bit too long But there were also lines that I adored that I found especially resonant than enough to compensate for the awkward passages like I m just so used to swallowing myself as I speak that I can t help seeing self assuredness as indulgent So while I don t think this was a perfect book not that anything is a perfect book I do think it was a really special one that I enjoyed reading immensely that filled me with anxiety and excitement in eual measure Lara Prior Palmer is a fascinating sympathetic strong and vulnerable person who doesn t spare herself for a second on the page making this story as personal as it is informative about the Mongol Derby I d highly recommend Rough Magic if you like horses coming of age stories underdogs memoirs about young women or any combination of the above Revolutionary path jumping through me But riding in a big group The Boyfriend Next Door just wasn t efficient It was a simple thought and when it came I knew the race had me And then shortly after What if I wanted to win for myself without wanting to beat Devan or please Charles or any other audience It s a lonely thought I wish I were strong enough for it All that said this book isn t the easiest to settle into Lara Prior Palmer s prose is almost a perfect reflection of her flighty restless nature she Chancey of the Maury River jumps from one thought to another with no preamble she constructs an elaborate metaphor unnecessarily and follows it a bit too long But there were also lines that I adored that I found especially resonant than enough to compensate for the awkward passages like I m Flora of Maine A Manual for Identification of Native and Naturalized Plants of Maine Vascular just so used to swallowing myself as I speak that I can t help seeing self assuredness as indulgent So while I don t think this was a perfect book not that anything is a perfect book I do think it was a really special one that I enjoyed reading immensely that filled me with anxiety and excitement in eual measure Lara Prior Palmer is a fascinating sympathetic strong and vulnerable person who doesn t spare herself for a second on the page making this story as personal as it is informative about the Mongol Derby I d highly recommend Rough Magic if you like horses coming of age stories underdogs memoirs about young women or any combination of the above

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Rough Magic
  • Lara Prior-Palmer
  • English
  • 12 May 2020
  • 9781948226196