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The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia
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Oct 05, 2007

it was amazing
Recommended for: the lead character in the science of sleep
Read in January, 2006

this book is absolutely amazing.
a little like following a gang of children as they collectively tell a tale of wonder while you're wondering how they've seen so much of life already. maybe it's the innocence and hope, intermingled with indescribable & utterly perplexing sadness.

written in columns by character perspective, drawing on rich imagery of flower harvesting and astrological intervention, and utilizing the tormented, love abandoned heart, salvador deftly mesmerized me.. in such a way that i still think of it much later and am instantly brought back to the world of his.
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Nick If what you enjoyed about the People of Paper is the sense of childhood wonder, 'innocence and hope'...May I recommend The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno. It marries a sense of wonder since lost in childhood with an absolutely gorgeous naivete and innocence. I've read it twice and it killed equally both times.

Chelsea Thank you for the suggestion! I'll read that next

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