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Tony and Susan by Austin Wright
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really liked it

Loved the conceit at the heart of this book - you the reader are reading 'along with' the main character Susan who is reading a manuscript of her ex-husband's novel. So when we react to the drama or the tension as a reader, so is she. But she is involved directly, because this is her ex-husband's work. So we also see the struggle when she has to put the manuscript down to do the daily chores or to consider her current marriage or her previous one. It's also a book about revenge - revenge is at the heart of the manuscript, but it's also present somewhere in the relationships of the people outside of the book, Susan, her husband and her ex-husband. However for me the novel didn't quite clinch on this and I felt it was slightly over-focused on the manuscript story to the detriment of the story of Susan & those around her. The why this manuscript, in this form and why now at this point of her life were never really successfully answered for me. Still, a worthwhile read
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Reading Progress

April 27, 2015 – Started Reading
April 27, 2015 – Shelved
April 27, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
April 28, 2015 –
page 51
13.28%
April 28, 2015 –
page 72
18.75%
April 29, 2015 –
page 115
29.95%
April 30, 2015 –
page 150
39.06%
May 4, 2015 –
page 180
46.88%
May 5, 2015 –
page 223
58.07%
May 6, 2015 –
page 263
68.49%
May 7, 2015 –
page 303
78.91%
May 10, 2015 –
page 320
83.33%
May 18, 2015 – Finished Reading

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