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Evening's Empire by David Herter
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Jun 07, 09

Read in June, 2009

This was a suspenseful, if odd, novel about a small cheese-making coastal Oregon town. The main character's wife died there several years back and now's he's returned to use the environment to write an opera based on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Quirky, no? Yes, and very good.

Except for the last few chapters. Things go haywire and Russ, the main character, has to experience first-hand what the townspeople have been hiding for decades.

The plot and my ability to follow fell apart towards the ending. What a disappointment to an otherwise interesting novel.
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