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1 Dead in Attic by Chris Rose
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Jun 19, 12

1 Dead in Attic - is a compilaton of the stories written by New Orleans Time Picayune feature write Chris Rose in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. "1 Dead in Attic" is typical of the kind of messages first responders sprayed on houses in the areas worst affected.

I actually have two copies of this book. My sister-in-law (a NO native) sent me one a couple of years ago - I didn't want to read something depressing and put it on the shelf - then this spring it was chosen for my book club. I bought another copy, forgetting about the one I had.

It's depressing. The author admits he was clinically depressed during a significant part of the recovery. It's praiseworthy that he was able to churn out a column daily. To the credit of the book, the author is much more interested in the people and the culture. My book club didn't like it as much as I did.

But it's not literature.

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