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So am I made to believe that there are actually people who read this book and somehow hated Michael Pemulis?

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Jack Waters I named my car after the Peemster.
Matt I got a yachting cap after reading this book.
Malky "Yes, I'm paranoid. But am I paranoid enough?"
Eric
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Matthew McKenna Pemulis is the Lord Henry Wotton of this story.
Ben Flanagan Pem changed my life
Laura Hated? He's one of the best at ETA!
Dina Does he care about Hal? I think so, he looks out for him the way he thinks looking-out works. That's what counts. He himself is an abuser so he doesn't know better (wrt to pushing drugs on him). Or perhaps he just didn't want to be lonely in his drug habit and wanted to string Hal along.

Orin was the only character that was hateable, but even with him, there are question marks, i.e. potential explanations for his shittiness of character.
Also potentially Avril Incandenza, but if only we ever got a look into her mind like everyone else's.
Thulani Mashiane Gracious me and mine, they hated him you say?
Heather I don't think I hated any of the characters, except maybe the crew that put Gately in the hospital.
Kyle Dent Nah, it's impossible. But that bitch Ann Kittenplan...
Isobelpoe orange faux-silk turtleneck
Chris Lewis Best character in the damn book next to Hugh/Helen Steeply
Andrew that's not possible
Alessandro I wanna buy a yachting cap
Ian Hrabe WOLF SPIDERS RULETH THE LAND
Жанна Пояркова I hate him, sorry =)
Patrick Cunningham Wallace verbatim called him "the anti-Christ" of the story.
Leonardo Awesome character so far (still at 70%).
Kathy Garrison Michael Pemulis is one of the "good guys" for sure
Tristan I can see how some might see him as an enabler. But he's really more mischievous than malicious, so you can't really hate him.
William Gaule Don't know about that, but not to fond of Hal, or Orin though.
I Watts A conflicted character, likable and yet...

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