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The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
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Aug 09, 08

bookshelves: back-in-the-day-historical
Read in August, 2008

So a major fan of literature, murder and mystery should love this book right? Well thats what I thought too but I struggled with this one and couldnt wait to finish it..Its not that the book isnt great or doesnt have potential it is just too verbose and tedious..The book has alot of words and descriptive passages and flashbacks that take away from the fast paced murder mystery aspect and it makes the book drag. On a happier note or perhaps a more morbid one there are some gruesome and well detailed death scenes definitely not for the squeamish and it has changed my outlook on maggots and flies forever..I recommend this book only for those interested in the way something is said versus what is said and for those that enjoy an intelligent author with a great plot and dont mind the wordiness..
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