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Trister Trännermann, a fifty-nine year old man, travels the world in search of happiness. He finds nothing but regret as the unforgiving shadow of his past rel
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 8th 2013 (first published September 10th 2012)
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Jennifer
Jul 18, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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Despondency: The Story of a Defeated Man

How one rates this book depends on what 'genre' one decides to rate it as. For example, were I to rate this novel under the guise of merely 'fiction' or 'contemporary fiction', my rating would be 3 stars for the following reasons: the supporting characters in this book are placed too conveniently, and provide the main character with exactly what he needs at the exact moment he needs it. HOWEVER, I do not believe this book should be rated using the widely-a
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Melinda
Nov 06, 2013 Melinda rated it really liked it
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Let me start off by saying that I really did try to finish reading this book. However, it clearly wasn't suited to my preference. It's not to say that the book was awful or anything, it was a very fascinating read and brought up a lot of good points and theories, I just didn't have any desire to read it regardless of how I tried.

The book talked about the start of Trister's journey of self discovery and overcoming his weakness. For the most part, it fe
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So I knew that this book was not a normal book in terms of plotting and that instead it was about someone taking a path of self discovery, and thus I tried to approach the book as such. The good thing about this book, as others have mentioned, is that it has nothing to do with religion when exploring certain philosophical concepts. However, my main problem with the novel is that I did not particularly care for the main character. I got that he was depr
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