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Aquarium by David Vann
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really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2015

David Vann is a master at building tension to a point where you think things can't get any worse, but then he ratchets it up again, and again. It makes me read his writing so fast - the pages flying by - that I want to go and read Aquarium all over again, and I will once, I can wrestle it from my husband.

Why not five stars? Very minor things, that shouldn't put you off buying and reading Aquarium. The story is from the point of view of a twelve year old girl, but there are a few sentences which make it clear that she is looking back from some years ahead. However there doesn't seem to be any consideration of that older voice, or an adult's ability to examine the possible thoughts, emotions and actions of any of the other characters.

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Reading Progress

January 21, 2015 – Started Reading
January 21, 2015 – Shelved
January 22, 2015 – Finished Reading
August 18, 2016 – Shelved as: read-in-2015

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