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The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue
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Jun 29, 2012

it was amazing
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Read from June 29 to July 02, 2012

Just finished.... I am crying... It was so beautiful... So heartbreaking .... So deep....

It has been a while I have liked a book as much as I have liked this one... While trying to decide if I want to read Fifty Shades Of Gray (I will most likely not) and trying to make up my mind if I even like love stories at all after reading this book I have realized my problems are not with love stories, but with cheap and trashy love stories. There are so many of them that sometimes I feel like they even want to trick the readers and appear to have some literary value while they do not. Constantly researching good books to read I almost feel like I have to watch out not to be sucked in Twilights and Fifty Shades.

I was reading the review of another book, which I don't even remember what it was, but I know that book was also written from the point of view of a character who is dead, the reviewer compared the two and was talking in superlatives about The Mercy Of Thin Air.... how correct he was!

I don't mind any topics really, though I don't rush to the bookstore to buy the latest vampire story or time travel story, but I will read them if I think they will be worth it other than the subject matter. So I was with reading a book from the point of view of a dead girl. It was poetic, it was sexy (yes, there were some sex scenes, not many, very tasteful), and it was smart. It was about women, especially women's movement in the 20's, but it was also about men, men with souls and real feelings. And yes there was even a twist in it a little mystery. I was impressed how it was all pulled together with thoughts and ideas that I didn't think earlier in the book to be important nicely linked back to the end or the beginning... All through the book I was thinking, beautiful, I can't have enough, but she is going to screw it up at the end...or soon... definitely at the end.... and she didn't...

It also helped that I loved the characters... I would love to be like Razi, maybe I am a little bit and oh yes I would like to find a guy like Andrew even though I am a happy single girl... I loved their strength, the way they communicated.... original, funny, smart, tolerant and radical at the same time. and the rest of the characters are the same way.

It was an added plus that I live in the area where the story takes place... it is not important, it just made it more interesting to me.

But what I loved the most was the language... the dreamlike beautifully weaved sentences... in a way it was like a painting with lots of colors and details... a time travel ..... a melody that will definitely stay in my ears for a long long time.
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Reading Progress

06/29/2012 page 13
06/30/2012 page 130
39.0% "This book is beautifully written..I love it when I like the language, the words..that's what makes it a good read for me."
07/01/2012 page 244
73.0% ":)))"
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