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The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber
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Jan 14, 10

it was ok
bookshelves: suspense-mystery
Read in January, 2010

Oddly, I can't put my finger on why I didn't like this book. On the surface it had everything: a lost Shakespeare manuscript, a doofy would-be writer-type swept up in mob-style intrigue, three vary distinct narrators, including one from the 17th century....

But I've learned once again that the books on the clearance rack make it there for a reason. I slogged through to the end in spite of walking away from it many times, more because of sheer will than some dying need to sort out the story. The end is obvious, though the back cover makes it sound like some mind-bending twist, and the main characters are barely likable (really, a half-nazi half jewish body builder.... he was hard to sympathize with).

So that's that.
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