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Vertigo by W.G. Sebald
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Jul 05, 12

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Read in May, 2012

According to wikipedia, W.G. Sebald was a great writer.

According to the novel Vertigo, either:

A. I am not a great reader

or

B. Wikipedia is wrong

This book oscillated between boring and super boring, pointless and completely pointless, and meandering and whatever is more meandering than meandering.

Sure, not every book needs a plot, but not only did this book not have a plot, but it didn't really have a point (though again point A from above may be right, so do with this as you will). To be honest, I don't even know how to write a review of this since I don't even know what it is I read. Imagine buying a magazine, but then just reading all of the copywriting from beginning to end and skipping the articles, that's kind of what this was like.

To be fair, this isn't supposed to be one of Sebald's better works, but to be fairer, I don't care.
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message 1: by Alex (last edited Jun 09, 2013 12:18PM) (new)

Alex Barrera my thoughts exactly. I got about 50 pages in and had to quit. it takes an exceptionally boring book to get me to quit.


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