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By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham
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Sep 27, 11

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Read from September 25 to 27, 2011

I had an incredible moment of synchronisity with this book, and I get what he was trying to do, but I'm not sure that By Nightfall adds up to much. In a short story I'll accept this sort of non-ending after a sequence of non-events and almost-happenings, but for a novel I have higher standards. Maybe people are just what they seem and not at all what we want to think they are or imagine them to be.

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09/27/2011 page 196
82.0% "I can't decide if I love or hate this book. It's fun to read about intelligent characters and pick up on the jokes they make, literary characters they compare themselves to and movies they watch. At the same time the tone is so self-deprecating and borderline whiny that it gets old quickly."

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