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Huge by James W. Fuerst
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Nov 20, 09

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Read in November, 2009

This book was incredibly unsatisfying to me, but perhaps I expected too much. I was drawn to the book by the cover, and isn't that what we're told not to do?

The main character, Eugene/Genie/Huge, is a messed up, introverted kid who is a product of a "broken home". He spends a good deal of time feeling sorry for himself. There are a few references to detective novels, and Huge supposedly attempts to emulate these characters. It ends up feeling a bit forced. We are sometimes reminded that Eugene/Huge is actively pursuing this detective archetype, but he ends up seeming like a salty version of Encyclopedia Brown. He swears, he has tantrums, he is full of self-pity, and he is angsty - but he never gets his man. We are told that he is really smart, but there isn't much evidence of his supposed intelligence.





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Reading Progress

11/18/2009 page 253
79.06% "I'm not enjoying this book, but I feel like I need to finish it."

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