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The Name of the World by Denis Johnson
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Jul 22, 12

did not like it

** spoiler alert ** I hate when I read a book, and at the end, I feel like I simply didn't get it. This book was about a depressed college proffesor who half-heartedly struggles to get his zest for life back. As I read that sentence, I wonder why I picked up the book in the first place. The plot and characters seem like they've already been done a million times. The main character dispassionately finds himself in a series of random events that hang together very loosely. He rambles his way into a better life situation which is briefly summed up in the final page and a half. His new situation has nothing to do with where he has been in the past. I found this book slow and wandering. I need a more defined plot I guess.
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Kwesi 章英狮 Have you read The Sens of an Ending, I think most of my friends' reviews are telling me that the book doesn't have any sense in the end or something like that. Hehe.

message 2: by Wes (new) - rated it 5 stars

Wes Try Train Dreams. It has a similar story but a more immersive plot.

Karson Hm. Thanks for the recommedation. Will do.

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