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The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray
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it was amazing

I find it remarkable that this author can take something so complex and boring to me - finance - and make it this entertaining. I now understand so many economic things that I had heard of, and read up on, but could never quite grasp.

Ireland is a fantastic setting for this story, and it was hilarious - so many laugh out loud moments. Great characters, absurd situations that somehow end up being normal.

As a huge fan of Skippy Dies, I was a little scared this would be terrible - luckily it didn't disappoint at all. The author has a way of describing each scene in such a way that I can see it without him having gone into much detail at all. I feel like I know each character in the same way I do JK Rowling's characters, they are so familiar to me in their mannerisms - but they are much more exaggerated in Murray's book. Great writing style and insightful moments.

Very enjoyable!
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Reading Progress

October 28, 2017 – Started Reading
October 28, 2017 – Shelved
October 28, 2017 – Finished Reading

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