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The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
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Apr 20, 2009

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bookshelves: 2009, fiction
Read in April, 2009

I picked up this book while shopping around in the library. I didn't know much about it, just that it had received some good reviews. I'm glad that I read it, but I wouldn't call it spectacular. The story was written in an interesting way, and often switched between the present tense and the past tense. The main narrator is a burn victim who was a porn star. While in the burn unit he meets a woman who claims to have known him from several centuries before.

I wasn't too fond of the overall story, but I found the main narrator to be compelling. Although, I could have done without the gruesome details of how he was burned, his writing was so detailed that I could envision everything he was talking about. I think that this coupled with my fascination with the main character is why I gave it a 3, otherwise I would have rated it lower.

I had a few people asking if I would recommend this. I would, because overall although I didn't like the plot line as much, I enjoyed reading about the characters. They were all interesting, and although I didn't like the direction the author was taking in the overall plot, I did like hearing about their lives and the stories they told to one another.
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04/20/2009 page 84
18.06% "I'm a little disgusted so far, and also a tad confused" 3 comments

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message 1: by Kasia (last edited Apr 21, 2009 01:27PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Kasia I was planing to read this, now I'm not sure... Should I? Read it?

Jess I liked the book because of the characters, and the story was told in a quirky way. But the overall plot was a little dumb in my opinion. If you're interested in characters, I would suggest reading it.

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