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The End of the Story by Lydia Davis
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Sep 06, 2011

it was amazing
Recommended for: age-disparate relationships
Read from September 04 to 06, 2011

It seems like every sentence in this book was carefully constructed to convey the maximum amount of sadness any person has ever felt in the history of people feeling sad. I tried reading this once before and couldn't get past the whole 'story about writing a story' thing and Davis's style of writing was so extremely different than what I'm used to that I put it away for later when I could appreciate it. This time, I found it just as difficult and demanding and, at times, unfathomably boring as it was a few years ago. Except this time that's why I liked it. It had such a weird effect on me that I'm still flipping through it, trying to find a different ending, the real one, and to make sense of the beginning.
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