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Nine Lives by Dan Baum
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Aug 03, 11

Read from July 28 to 31, 2011

This book did not live up to my expectations. I did like it but it was just 'ok'. I despised the author's writing style and the book itself was a difficult read due to all the back and forth between the nine characters. It drove me crazy, which is probably why I could not wait to finish this book. At the end my exact thoughts were, "This is it? I waited for the finish line and this is what I get?"

All in all,it provided an avid description of life in New Orleans pre and post- Hurrican Katrina. Even though I could hardly relate to any characters, Nine Lives demands sympathy for those affected by the disaster and disgust at the New Orleans Police Department and all political parties who stood silently as people suffered.
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