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Jamestown by Matthew Sharpe
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Jan 05, 2011

it was ok

I really did think I was a fan of this title until I was about half-way through. This was the point at which it soured under the weight of its own contrivance. It felt, by the end, as if this was a novel trying desperately to be as pithy as its post-modern friends. It failed, it knew it had failed, and so resorted instead to experimenting with drugs. In the end, even the trippy overcompensation didn't turn out rewarding to read.

The worst part about these kinds of books is that they inevitably remind me of my own drowning attempts at writing. Authors should never do that. Not if they want me to relax and think them geniuses.

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