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This Book Will Save Your Life
by A.M. Homes
by A.M. Homes
Jun 18, 09
Read in June, 2009
Really got into it and enjoyed the reading in and of itself but was disappointed with the ending which was a bit OTT and melodramatic as well as always being kept at arm's length from the protagonist. I liked the character but I didn't feel any emotional connection with him, nor did his experience resonate with me. Granted it is set in LA (which sounds remarkably shit btw)and that means it is peopled with new-age crack pots and other egomaniacs, but there is nothing I can relate to - the hollowness of his previous existence, his sudden awakening, his relationship with his ex, his son, etc. Homes tries to be subtle, building up to this episode with the son but it feels staged, forced and perhaps lacks plausibility. The rich hollow man premise is tired and something of a cliche, only made worse by the book being set in the city of all cliches and trying so hard not to be one itself! Having said that, it's not absolute crap but it certainly won't save my life, nor really be something I will reflect upon ever again now that it is filed away in the bookshelf. Average at best.
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