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The Town That Forgot How to Breathe by Kenneth J. Harvey
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Aug 01, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: egregious-use-of-letters, horror, c21st
Read from August 05 to 07, 2010

This book...I tried to like it but the whole thing stank of trying to hard. Much of the book was written as if Harvey was trying for stream-of-consciousness, but all it felt like was heavy. Never have I counted so often and so despairingly the number of pages.

There were parts where the book stopped heaving itself forward so hard, taking time to breathe, pun not so much intended as inevitable. The progression of reading the novel was much like the mysterious illness that plagued the residents of Bareneed: Growing anger and desires of violence, then trouble breathing, followed by amnesia and a deep coma state.

The sea can take this one back.
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Reading Progress

08/05/2010 page 22
08/05/2010 page 47
10.0% "OK, well I'm giving it another 20-30 pages before I give up on it. The word of the day is TURGID."
08/06/2010 page 85
18.0% "I suppose I'll carry on with this. Even if it's not 'good' yet."
01/29/2016 marked as: read
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Jaimie I haven't finished it yet but I completely agree with your review.

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