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Leaving Las Vegas by John  O'Brien
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Sep 01, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: audio-collection, abandoned, read-in-2012, probably-never-read-again

Of all books I've abandoned, this is one of the ones I've put down most quickly. The writing style seemed so clumsy and pretentious to me that I simply couldn't endure it. I probably lasted the second half of how far I did because of a vague suspicion that there was quickly coming an "end quote" or some such mechanism because it was *so* bad that I thought I must have been being put on in some way. This literally is of a quality that if I was handed it by a high school student I could only respond with a lecture about writing in your own voice and not trying to sound literary.
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