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The Amnesiac by Sam Taylor
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Apr 16, 09

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Read in April, 2009

** spoiler alert ** just finished this book literally minutes ago. i absolutely loved it. it was the sort of book you fall asleep reading, far into the night, long after you should have been asleep. it reminded me a lot of paul auster, especially book of illusions. very literary mystery, with reference to borges and philip larken (a poet i have not read). james purdew, the main character, goes through alternate realities, pseudonyms, shifting narratives and possible insanity in a quest to remember three missing years of his life. the ending was truly shocking, i am still trying to piece it together. i only regret its not the kind of book you can read more than once.
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Kerri YAY!!! I'm glad you liked this book, too! And when we read Book of Illusions here at ML, I also recommended this book. It was very different. :-)


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