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Then Came the Evening by Brian Hart
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May 10, 2011

really liked it
Read in May, 2011

One of the review excerpts in the back of this book described it as in the same style as Cormac McCarthy. I agree with that, and would also describe this book as similar in some ways to Willy Vlautin's novels. So I give the book four stars because, although it was good, I've read better. There are a few holes in the story line, and the ending is somewhat unsatisfactory (not in content, but in style -- there's a lot of dramatic build up to a rather quick and abrupt conclusion that does not resolve the matter entirely, or even seem like a logical place to conclude). That said, the concept is intriguing, and the characters original, and the writing is starkly beautiful at certain points (at others it seems to plod). Overall, I liked it a lot, thus, four stars.

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