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The Resurrectionist by Jack O'Connell
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Apr 14, 2008

did not like it
Recommended for: No one with an imagination
Read in April, 2008

I can describe this story succinctly; a shambles. If there was an plotline, it might have benefitted the reader if the author had actually provided it.

Some might argue the style is surreal and the reader has to suspend belief. Dream sequences and comic book realities are fine tools to use in storytelling, but they must be hung on something if they are to be bought by the reader.

Characters are built up only to never be heard from again, a bit of foreshadowing is cast only to be left adrift in the void of dropped threads.

The only salvageable component in this novel were the chapters about a troupe of circus freaks on the run from a horrific crime they didn't commit. The author should have stayed with this.
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