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An Affair of Concoctions by Eamon Loingsigh
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Nov 24, 2009

it was amazing
Read in November, 2009

Okay, so this book got me interested very quickly, then I had to labor a bit to figure out exactly what was going on but then after I did, I was rewarded. I would say this book is not for everyone, you will either love it or hate it. The book is literally from the perspective of a guy who has realistically lost faith in this life, especially after his young daughter dies, who he says died BECAUSE she was so innocent. He is convinced that God and nature hunt the innocent and it is within the human mind (part of nature and/or God) to also hunt the innocent. What he writes is what he sees, which is a plethora of sad, cruel and beautiful visions. Then comes Maison, the main female character, who is as vicious and devilish to him as the world is to the innocent. She loves him, promises to meet him (they met on the internet) and then stands him up, over and over again. He then takes this philosophy that he sees (that God and nature hunt the innocent) and puts it into practice himself, being unnaturally cruel, but in his case it is caused from a deep and quite disturbing sadness. The end is heart-wrenching and written very well. From what I can tell, there are a lot of influences here, but I can definitely see some James Joyce, as far as perspective is concerned: The protagonist is the writer who is telling the story as it happens, and the story that is told at the last part of the book, after you realize in the end when the book's secrets are revealed, is something sublimely horrible and sweetly scary.

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Barry Titus Thanks, Lesfleurs

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Essi Michael Thanks, thanks and you pay Tvsyh order to study the book of thanks Thank you very much Your Excellency

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