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The Devil's Alphabet by Daryl Gregory
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Sep 09, 2011

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bookshelves: library-copy, fiction, sci-fi
Read from September 09 to 10, 2011

Such an intriguing premise... with a disappointing lack of follow-through.

A genetic mystery-- The Changes--- mutating or killing most of the population of Switchcreek twelve years ago, and suddenly occurring in Ecuador: never resolved or explained.

Paxton, the main character, comes back to town for the funeral of his best friend, which the town calls a suicide. After a number of run-ins with characters of a dubious nature, he becomes convinced she was murdered. After finally discovering her murderer in the last pages of the book, he does... nothing.

If one of these issues had been resolved, I would have been able to swallow the other. As it is, I was just left feeling disappointed.

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