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Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
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Jan 07, 2011

it was amazing

You can quote me on this: there will be a major motion picture made from the story in this book in the not too distant future. It has instant crowd appeal. The world loves a story of the good twin and the bad twin, and this one is classic. Miles and Hayden grow up in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. Miles is a sweet boy and Hayden is nutty as a fruitcake and mean as a snake. When they grow up, Hayden escapes the from the asylum and leaves Ohio for greener pastures. This is the best thing that could happen to Miles, except that Miles loves his brother and wants to rescue him, redeem him, and share a house with him where they can play video games and reconnect their childhood bond.

So Hayden runs and Miles chases him, and along the way there is adventure, travel, danger, love, romance, sex, murder, torture, and a very dry humor from time to time. I liked it so much that I read it once, and then read it over a second time. I am a huge fan of this book, but I had to go back to make some connections I missed in the first reading.
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Carl I'm just getting into this book, a bit confusing so far, but I know from your review I'm going to love it, even if my friend Mark didn't.

Judith I was very confused for awhile at the beginning, but I did love it.

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