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The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken
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really liked it

Somehow this highly unlikely bond between the two main characters is clearly drawn by this author. It was a story I would seldom choose or connect to (feel) if given the basic plot beforehand. I just knew it was about a librarian and a library patron. And to be truthful, I didn't like Peggy much at any point in the first half. But she did come off as honest in her bleakness and levels of disinterest.

But somehow the tale melded to an extraordinary degree. By Part 3, I did not find the progress or the ending all that impossible.

No spoilers! But it's not only about a "love" but much about cognition of reality to terminal or chronic condition. A subject that is horrifically deficient in moderns, that's for sure. This book is well worth the read.

Definitely will now look up the other works of this author. She's a young person who writes like a much older of experience and consequence human.

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Reading Progress

January 10, 2015 – Shelved
January 10, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
January 22, 2015 – Started Reading
January 27, 2015 –
page 195
67.24% "Oh my, such a marvelous read- thank you, Cynthia."
January 27, 2015 – Finished Reading

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