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The People's Act of Love by James Meek
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Sep 25, 2011

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Read in August, 2011

Harrowing. Once I finished this book, I came across an interview in which the author reveals that he had based much of the plot around actual events, places, and people. In my mind, this revelation transformed the novel and give it greater meaning and impact. Its strength is in providing convincing rationales behind acts that would otherwise be labelled crazy. Meek structures the novel in such a way that much of the action precedes the reader's understanding of why, and as the characters are developed, these actions are constantly reinterpreted.
Enduring ★★★
Engaging ★★★
Rewarding ★★★

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