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A Traitor to Memory by Elizabeth  George
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Jul 08, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: mystery-thriller, fiction, own
Recommended to Lobstergirl by: Deng Xiaoping
Read from June 30 to July 08, 2012

An inexplicable book, filled with inexplicable characters, unforgivably long. I still don't know what happened on the last page, yet I'm grateful George didn't expend any more pages yapping on in explanation. 1,009 was quite enough. I think I know who the killer was, but I don't understand why a character who is not actually psychotic would destroy the Guarneri violin of the man she's trying to repair a relationship with and think this is acceptable. I don't get why everyone in a book published in 2001 seems to accept without question that Down's syndrome children are ghastly freaks, and that the proper response to them is shame and despair. (People: learn from George F. Will and Sarah Palin. Yes, we can learn even from Sarah Palin.) So many things about this book I don't understand, as well as why does this woman teach writing classes?
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Reading Progress

06/30/2012 page 1
0.0% "When he looked at her, he saw rolls of flesh, he saw mammae hanging like two heavy flour sacks from her shoulders, he saw a stomach that drooped to cover her pubis and skin that was cratered with cellulite." 7 comments
06/30/2012 page 36
4.0% "With a piece of meat between his legs that remained inert despite the most ardent of ministrations." 1 comment
07/01/2012 page 81
8.0% "Disbosom yourself."
07/02/2012 page 315
31.0% "George does prattle on."
07/05/2012 page 590
58.0% "Oh for fuck's sake, just wrap it up."
07/06/2012 page 804
80.0% "Logorrheal."
07/07/2012 page 872
86.0% "I'm resentful that all the other editions of this have fewer pages. Many fewer pages."
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