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Capital by John Lanchester
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Nov 30, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: england, for-review, free-uncorrected-proof, waterstones, gave-up-on, read-in-2011, london, 2000s, fiction

I really couldn’t get into this book at all even though I kept plugging away at it. The plot was very very slow and the characters and their lives were too normal for me. Sadly they didn’t endear themselves to me and I had no desire to find out what was going to happen. I kept hoping it was going to improve with more story about the mystery cards put through the letterboxes of Pepys Road, but that part of the story was very elusive. I also found there was to much narrative and not enough mystery about the characters to draw me in. I was really wanting it to grab my attention at some point but it didn’t and I gave up after only reading about a third.
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12/01/2011 page 77
12/06/2011 page 161
25.0% "Hmm not sure about this."
12/09/2011 page 211
32.0% "More interesting for a bit."
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Bettie☯ I found this read like a soap opera template, wanting to be the new 'Stenders?

Left me cold.

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