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Silence in October by Jens Christian Grøndahl
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Oct 31, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction-2011
Recommended to sisterimapoet by: Mew
Read from October 22 to 30, 2011

I wasn't sure what to expect from this, especially when I opened it and saw how nearly every page was packed with dense unbroken prose, little conversation. But the reading experience did not feel dense. The narrator moved me skillfully through time and space to escort me through his ponderings. Grondahl has perfectly captured the ways our minds work, how we go over and over things to try to make sense of them, how one memory inevitably has hooks into another. I felt like I could have read this forever and never tired. In some ways it felt like a more extended version of what Julian Barnes did in 'The Sense of an Ending'. Existential angst for grown-ups.

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