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Algoma by Dani Couture
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May 16, 12

bookshelves: books-i-reviewed, recommended
Read from April 26 to 29, 2012

The main idea behind this novel alone demands a reading. Its quirky--unique--and yet also makes sense. Its touching yet simplistic, powerful yet subtle. Its easy to get lost in.

Dani Couture spins a tightly-woven tale that lives and breathes all on its own. The characters are well realized and easy to relate too, the shifting perceptives is done with a masterful hand, and the voice is one you will carry with you long after you finish the book. For something so somber, it also manages to also be both light and calm.

My only qualm was the ending. I would have loved to know what happened next, and without it, the novel feels a touch incomplete. Otherwise, its a brilliant little story that whispers a message you don't need to strain to hear:

Be strong. Everything will be okay in the end.
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Reading Progress

04/28/2012 page 87
42.0% "If this book has anything, it's great voice. Not necessarily style, but definitely voice."
04/29/2012 page 208
100.0% "I feel cheated. Despite that, however, the book was great."

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