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Seek the Living: A Novel

3.29 of 5 stars 3.29  ·  rating details  ·  65 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Since her mother’s death, Joan Patee has kept the peace between her wayward brother, Denny, and her strong-willed father. Now confronted with her own troubles—a marriage strained by distance and the desire to have a child—Joan discovers that Denny is far worse off than she imagined. He's hatched a moneymaking scheme involving artifacts found in unmarked graves that may dat ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 14th 2006 by Mariner Books (first published 2005)
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Probably one of the most undesirable books I've read. The characters were bland, the plot was bland, there was little climax or excitement, etc. etc, and it definitely wasn't worth $20 when I was 16 years old. I feel like the "sex-scenes", if I remember correctly, were sporadically thrown in and I feel like those were the only exciting and emotional parts of the entire novel, although they meant little to the entire plot. I think I read the first half and skimmed the rest. :(
My rating is really a 2.5.

I felt nothing for any of the characters in this novel. I felt that the author didn't give enough information about who was who and what their relationship was to each other. I could barely finish the last 50 pages.
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I dug the story in this one. It helped that it story took place in a part of the south that I am familiar with. Some loose characters in this one. And a fish camp jam.
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