Jul 08, 11
Read from April 12 to 22, 2011
Apparently this is meant for fans of DFW and Ben Marcus, and I am stupid and out of touch for not knowing that already. Shit!
Oh god my I never reviewed this?? Shit. Ummm, I dunno about the DFW comparison, and honestly I've never been able to get into Ben Marcus. It's a cool book, though; Sharpe has a super weird writing style that was kind of hard to stay immersed in, but never became overly quirky or annoying. I guess maybe the DFW comparison is like how his characters have these ridiculously long speeches, with really solid, believable, conversational speech, although they kind of also sound like drawn-out thoughts more than actual things that people would say out loud to one another.
I maybe am too tired to be writing this review right now.
But it's a pretty simple story, heavy on the language, and since there's only a few characters, they're all really fleshed out and fascinating. They're also kind of all assholes, but unapologetic, kind of likable assholes? Ugh, this was a bad idea, I'm going to bed.