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The Zero by Jess Walter
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Sep 02, 2009

it was ok
Read in August, 2009

a disappointment. some interesting descriptions and insights into the dominant narrative after 9/11 -- an onslought of superficial responses that distract people from looking inward and outward, preventing people from the difficult process of grieving... a narrative based on false patriotism, fear of the other, denial of the complexity of the human condition, oversimplifications of just about everything. But the author uses "..." way too much, thinking he is perhaps letting the reader imagine what might have happened. An easy out... resulting in a disjointed novel.

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