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The White King by György Dragomán
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did not like it
bookshelves: 2017

I don't even feel like writing a long review on this book, so, some bullet points:

- told from the POV of an 11-year-old child, and I really don't like kid's POVs except in rare cases when they are written well
- extremely disjointed plot, would have worked better as a short story collection, but considering I didn't really care for anything in the plot, wouldn't have made much of a difference
- stream-of-consciousness narrative that added nothing to the plot and made it hard to connect to
- I was expecting an interesting look into how living in a totalitarian state affects the minds and behaviors of children: what I got was pages on end of "everyone in this country fucking beats each other to pulp all the time and the mental reparations of this are virtually non-existent"

The shortness of this "review" goes to show how much I cared about this book. Next, please.
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Reading Progress

June 27, 2017 – Shelved
June 27, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
July 6, 2017 – Started Reading
July 6, 2017 –
page 134
42.41% "I do not care"
July 7, 2017 –
page 196
62.03%
July 8, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
July 8, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Christian-Edward Tsap Agreed , this book had so much potential.


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