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Day for Night by Frederick Reiken
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Jun 25, 2011

it was ok
Read in March, 2012

This book was really wierd. From a literary standpoint you could say it is creative and in parts really well written, but I never quite figured out the "point" of the book. The book is 326 pages broken down into ten chapters. Each chapter is from the viewpoint of a different character in the book, which in some ways is interesting, but frustrating in others. In each chapter it took a while into each chapter to figure out who, exactly, is narrating this time as the author never comes out and says it. Which, I guess, is extremely creative. But I've read books like this before but other books have more than one chapter dedicated to the voice of a particular character. Because this book didn't, it didn't feel like there was real resolution to a lot of the issues of the book. There were a lot of questions left unanswered or plot lines left hanging. There was also a part in the book that was really disturbing to me and left a "not so great" taste in my mouth. Overall, the book was not what I expected from the synopsis on the back of it. It felt more like a collection of short stories that, though the characters were all connected in one way or another, it just wasn't cohesive enough for me.
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Beth Browne I totally agree. If he'd just made it a linked short story collection, I would have liked it so much better.

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