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The Household Guide To Dying by Debra Adelaide
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Apr 21, 09

Read in April, 2009

I really struggled to get through this book, and I found myself having to skim many parts in order to do so.

Although well-written, the great majority of the book is written from the narrator's viewpoint, with little dialogue between characters, and with very little depth. I finished the book feeling like I didn't know any of the many main characters, including the narrator herself. The sections where the narrator describes various domestic and household duties were probably the most detailed parts of the book - and also the most boring. The handful of "Dear Delia" letters that are scattered throughout the novel were the best part, but when combined, account for only several pages of the whole book.

As a reader who enjoys books with a plot and with characters I can relate to or empathize with, this is not a book I would recommend.
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