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Felicia's Journey by William Trevor
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Aug 05, 2009

really liked it

A haunting novel with a very simple story, its pages devoted to character and mood.

While I wouldn't describe this as a serial killer story, it was such a relief to see the portrayal of a disturbed individual handled in a sympathetic and realistic way. Creepy, but personal.

I've never understood the shockingly prevalent serial killer genre where the killer is more gimmick than character, usually some variation of the Riddler with no grounding in anything but a sliver of pop psychology.

Felicia's Journey is slow, yet beautifully written with suspense and surprise throughout.

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