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A Summer of Drowning by John Burnside
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Mar 09, 12

Read from March 05 to 09, 2012

I am not quite sure how to evaluate this book. It is really strange one, and it would be too easy to just use the star measurement. Burnside's style is absorbing, even though the plot itself couldn't move any slower. I found myself wondering while reading, if there would be some unexpected twist in the behavior of characters, or some unresolved thing would be cleared up. Nothing like that happened. However, I enjoyed the self-explanatory narrative of the main character - Liv - who guides us through the whole book. If you are not patient, you can easily start to hate her "endless babbling" about how she perceives actual scene. The atmosphere is dark and stick, reader's imagination is able to fully unfold its potential and play tricks with your mind. To summarize, I would give the book 3,75/5.

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