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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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Lisa
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. :(
Diane
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.
Alex Livingstone
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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