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Zone One by Colson Whitehead
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Jun 13, 12

Read from November 21, 2011 to June 13, 2012

The writing in this book is great, but... Trying to get all the way through it is turning ME into a zombie. I'm a big fan of stream-of-consciousness writing, but usually there is at least the glimmer of a point or a plot. Usually you can fathom the writer's rationale for each paragraph and each page. In Zone One, I just couldn't find any hooks to keep me going. It is filled with smatterings of brilliant prose and scathing commentary on the way we live. But for me, it is completely lacking in structure of any kind. Alas, I finally gave up. Reading should not be like taking medicine.

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