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What is the What by Dave Eggers
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Sep 24, 2012

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Autobiographical fiction to me is an oxymoron, although it works and can me molded into a compelling story it doesn't necessarily mean it was the correct approach to the material. My biggest concern going into, which was upheld through the conclusion is without being able to decipher what actually happened and what's been put there to make the characters more interesting, or the story more intriguing. If I was to assume that vast majority of this book is an accurate account of the events that took place, then if fact there are numerous memorable moments. Regardless of the factual integrity the story itself feels lackluster. Not without moments of greatness, but cloudy by many moments of repetition with somewhat bland results.

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