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Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess
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Apr 02, 12


I so desperately wanted to like this book, given its pedigree. Sadly, however, it did nothing for me. Aside from a few instances of better-than-average wordplay (the linguistic/semiotic description of the disease, primarily), it was an uninteresting exercise that, personally, felt absent of all character. As a result, the social associations fell to the ground, limp and lifeless. I can see where and why it might work for other horror fans, but without any strong desire to associate with or understand the whys and hows of this world, I struggled to make it through to the end. Two stars for those all-too brief moments of intriguing wordplay, but I cannot recommend the book otherwise.
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message 1: by Clare (new)

Clare one of the few books I didn't finish, and I really wanted to like it too.


Shane C Coming in as such a fan of the film adaptation, I knew that it wouldn't be the same, and how right I was. I am finding this, aside from a few all too brief moments of interesting wordplay and descriptions, verging on being a chore to get through.


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