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The Grievers by Marc Schuster
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Apr 07, 2012

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Read from April 05 to 06, 2012

I won this book as a first reads giveaway on goodreads.
I was really excited by the description when I entered the giveaway.
However, the book was much different than I thought it would be. For some reason I thought it was going to be sarcastic and funny in the style of say Sedaris.. and it was sarastic and funny, but not in the way I was suspecting. The part about the cat made me die laughing and there were a couple laugh out loud parts of the book I really enjoyed.
I am having a hard time putting into words what i thought and felt about this one.
I somehow wanted more, but I'm not sure ezactly in what way. I wanted more of those laugh out loud moments. I wanted more from the story in general. I thought Schuster could have gone further and to more of a extreme in some ways and still kept the emotion in the story.
Overall it was okay. A short story with funny moments and a heartfelt tale to tell.
I did enjoy the ending.
I would be interested in seeing what Schuster writes next.

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Marc Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad I could make you laugh, and I'm also pleased that your main critique is that the novel left you wanting more. (Okay, so this is a generous way of putting it, but I really do appreciate your review!)

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