How did the ghostly elements help round out the story?
Join Date: 10/15/10
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I enjoyed the ghostly aspects of the novel. I think the ghosts of Odette's mother and Eleanor provided humor and, most importantly, insight into the characters that might not have been possible otherwise. I also very much enjoyed the conversations that Odette had with her mother, I think most people would love to be able to converse with their deceased relatives, especially their parents.
Join Date: 04/21/11
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The ghosts filled in gaps in the story without forcing the main characters to explain themselves. For instance, Lester's discussion with Odette about the mistake he had made in pushing Barbara Jean into marriage was helpful in explaining their relationship. And Odette's mother filled in a good bit of Odette's "history." Unlike others, I did not care for the Eleanor Roosevelt host - perhaps because I have always admired her and considered the characterization a bit disrespectful.
Join Date: 04/28/11
Join Date: 10/25/12
I loved the ghosts. Real eccentric Southern literature. If you could talk to the dead, would you fear death?
The ghosts gave a fourth dimension to this novel. They rounded out the story at times and were always a source of humor and entertainment.
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