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At End of Day by George V. Higgins
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May 16, 2011

really liked it
Read in May, 2011

Enter the world of George V. Higgins at your peril. He creates wonderful and maddening plotlines in large part based on what appear to be long, meandering statements by characters that both provide insights into the character and advance the story----all in a strange, almost mesmerizing kind of way. At first, one may wonder---why am I reading the reminiscences of this gangster who's going on and on about his life, packed with apparently random digressions.
Higgins cares about his characters, even respects them, even while sometimes mocking them in his descriptions of their foibles---and the character and plot development mutually support each other---beautiful!
I should mention that the Higgins milieu is cops, criminals, of all levels of their respective hierarchies in Boston.
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