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The Mystery Guest by Grégoire Bouillier
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Feb 02, 08

bookshelves: wine, memoirs, favorites
Read in February, 2008

Wow, this book is amazing. It's short - 126 pages - and I wish I had read it in one sitting (for the record, I read it in 3 - 2 of which were subway trips). The author's voice is just so specific and wraps you up, that I was always kicking myself when I got to my stop and had to put it away.

The book is incredibly existential and introspective, but also hilarious and touching. It's written in this stream of consciousness style that reads as if the author is in the present, moving through the events, and you can hear his every thought, and yet at the same time, he's relaying the story to you at a party 15 years later - the kind of storyteller that has gathered a crowd.

It's the most intelligent fun I've had reading in a while. And it makes you love the power that books can have on your life.
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