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Ordinary Horror by David Searcy
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Mar 23, 09

bookshelves: horror-and-fantasy, literary-novels
Read in January, 2008

Although I appreciate the attempt at what I suppose the author intends to be a "literary horror" novel, the few interesting passages did not make up for the lack of engagement for this reader. Lacking in character and plot, the uneven style feels more like a fiction workshop experiment than something an author would want to publish. Told from a third-person limited point of view, I did not care anything for the main protagonist. Nor did I understand much of the action and meaning behind the more surrealist passages. Just not for me, I guess.
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