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The Terror of Living by Urban Waite
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Mar 02, 11

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This is really a 2 1/2 star book. Reading something like this, an obvious rip-off of No Country For Old Men, makes you realize that there's no one better than Cormac McCarthy at this sort of thing. Waite's characters do have some soul, and that's a good thing, but his Grady is no match for Anton Chigur. While some of his writing is quite shiny, the bare metal shows through the paint in a number of places. You don't need to be told that Waite is only thirty and this is his first novel. Still, it all moves quickly and Waite handles a fairly intricate plot well enough that you can follow it.

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