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Suicide Club by Rachel Heng
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bookshelves: arc, e-arc

DNF at 33%.

Suicide Club definitely has an interesting premise - people who can basically live forever and a government that ensures everyone strives to do that. But sadly it didn't draw me in.

1. For starters, I read like at least 25% of the book not realizing there were two points of view. At that point I had no idea how much I'd mixed up their two backstories. I have no idea which pieces of history belong with which person. X_X

2. All the new product/company names started to weigh on me. Observers, WeCovery, SmartBlood, sub-100s, Repairants, I think there was some kind of "DiamondSkin", etc. I guess I just felt like I was drowning in it all.

3. I feel like maybe I was expecting a cool, futuristic, dystopian thriller. But instead this felt a lot more like a personal/family story and that wasn't what I was looking for. At least half of what I read was about backstory, old family stories, etc. It just wasn't that interesting to me.

I think ultimately I just expected one thing and got something else, and because of that I had a hard time connecting to the characters and everything that was going on. (Speaking of which, it didn't feel like that much actually was going on since we spent so much time on backstories.)
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Reading Progress

January 25, 2018 – Shelved
January 25, 2018 – Shelved as: unreleased-stalking
February 9, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
February 9, 2018 – Shelved as: arc
February 9, 2018 – Shelved as: e-arc
June 5, 2018 – Started Reading
June 6, 2018 –
32.0% "It took me a while to realize there were two points of view and now I'm afraid I have their back stories mixed up. >_<"
June 6, 2018 – Finished Reading

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