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The Distance Between Us by Maggie O'Farrell
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Aug 02, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: didn-t-finish, dull-and-depressing, extremely-annoying-main-character

There is a fine line between dark and depressing. This book is just depressing. I also find it hard to feel sorry for characters when they are so overdramatic. For example, I might have felt bad for Bella when Edward dumped her in New Moon, but then she got onto the forest floor in the fetal position in the rain and proceeded to turn into a zombie for the next three months. Same with Stella in this book. I might have thought "oh my gosh, whoever that man is, he must have really traumatized her at some point, poor girl" if she hadn't gone into hysterical theatrics every time she saw him. Also the way it jumped around through generations reminded me of the book Middlesex. The real story doesn't start until 200 pages in to the book but for some reason I have to read all this pointless, uninteresting back story to get there.
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