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Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel
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Jun 04, 2010

really liked it
Read from May 25 to June 04, 2010

I started this book on the beach in Cuba and the beginning didn't really catch my attention until I returned and really got into it. A suspenseful story, deep characters, beautifully descriptive language, identifiable themes...this book has it all. Except for the ending, it definitely didn't satisfy me as much as I was hoping it would.

Here is a part that i particularly liked:

How deep in our genes is the longing for flight embedded? We always were a species of nomads. Eli found it easy to imagine an instinct passed down generation to generation, a permanently thrown breaker on a genetic switchboard: fight or flight, and a switch jammed permanently in the flight position, the limitless longing for travel pulled down by hooked genes. It leapfrogs a generation and is thwarted when it reappears.

We're always leaving places and people behind. And if not, there's always the urge to.

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