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Being Dead by Jim Crace
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Jan 27, 2008

it was ok
Read in March, 2008

I'm impressed that I finished this book, considering I really can't give it more than 2 stars. I guess the fact that it was under 200 pages helps, but the plot is quite boring. The good part is Crace's use of language to describe the boring places, people & events that transpire. He was masterful in his ability to write on many levels; he simply applied his mastery to a very weak story. I think at 1/4 the actual length it would have been a nice story but worthy of a novel it is not. This one will be going to the "paperback swap" shelf at the Camp Foster library.

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