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Mortals by Norman Rush
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Nov 27, 2007

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Read in November, 2007

I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I finished it last night, but I skipped almost 200 pages in the middle. I just really needed to know whether the protagonist's wife was cheating on him.
There's a 300 page chuck in the middle where the relationship plot gets put on hold while 'things happen in Africa,' and I didn't have the patience. That part of the plot was just moving too slowly - and with little context.
On the other hand, the details of the dying marriage seemed to be just right - and felt true enough to be supremely cringe-producing.

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