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Disquiet by Julia Leigh
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Mar 25, 09

Read in March, 2009

Okay - checking in at about 120 pages, this book was short and melancholy. I read it in one afternoon (sick days are functional that way) and it's written like a poem, very descriptive details and lots of sharp imagery. I kind of enjoyed it overall, just not sure why. I was compelled to read it in one afternoon, doped on cold meds or not, so I suppose that's something.

There is a lot hinted at, but not a lot really explained or discussed beyond a brief mention. Hints of creepiness, but nothing ultimately panned out for me in the end.

I wish it had been longer to give you a chance to really feel out the characters beyond this one instance of grieving for a stillborn baby and the mother carrying it around until it decays. Compelling potential for a real novel, but I guess that's why me and short stories/novellas almost never really click either. It gets a C.

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