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Journal of a UFO Investigator by David Halperin
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Mar 25, 2011

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bookshelves: fiction-general, fiction-young-adult
Read from May 03 to 05, 2011

The three star ranking for this is a bit misleading--Journal of a UFO Investigator was either one of the most brilliant books I've ever read or one of the worst, I can't quite make up my mind. I can say conclusively it was one of the most infuriating books I've read in awhile, the plot is disjointed and there is quite a bit left open to the interpretation of the reader. Did the more fantastical of Danny's experiences actually happen, or where they merely fever dreams of a lonely, teenage boy dealing with his mother's illness and her inevitable death. And Halperin does drop some hints towards the end, the last chapter is enough to throw it all into question again. While I don't really see myself ever re-reading this book, I also don't see myself forgetting about it any time soon either. So in that regards this novel is a smashing success, Halperin successfully crafted a thought provoking bit of literature that should stick with the reader, but whether it's good or not, that for me at least, is still undecided.

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