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Lost Everything by Brian Francis Slattery
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It's a beautiful book with a consistent languid desperate tone that seeps into you overtime like drizzle. I appreciated the structure of the book but wasn't a fan of how the narrator was supposedly relating the story. It never really made sense to me, but this isn't a book that wants to give you sense. It wants to give you a feeling and sort of shrugs at the details. Unfortunately, for the amount of time that the mood is established, I simply didn't get enough feels out of it. The characters (very) slowly reveal themselves and how they grapple with loss, meaning, and a graceful death, but I think the slow tone of the book could have been interrupted with jolts of intensity that woke the reader up and slapped them around a little. I was waiting for something much more impactful that never came.

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Reading Progress

September 10, 2017 – Shelved
September 10, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
September 21, 2017 – Shelved as: own
September 26, 2017 – Started Reading
October 5, 2017 – Finished Reading

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