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The Changeling by Victor LaValle
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2018

This book is absolutely heart-wrenchingly beautiful. LaValle's writing gripped me from the first sentence and never let go. I skipped hanging out with friends at a convention to finish it, it's so good. If you can't read about children in peril, then I don't recommend The Changeling, but if the concept doesn't bother you, you must must must read this novel. It's a masterpiece of language and storytelling, a moving treatise on the dangers of modern parenthood, and a love letter to magical realism and modern fairy tales. It's hard to read in some places but so beautiful you won't be able to look away. This might be the best book I've read so far this year.
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Reading Progress

March 12, 2018 – Shelved
March 12, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
April 17, 2018 – Started Reading
April 17, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
April 21, 2018 –
page 102
23.67% "LaValle's writing is so enchanting he had me hooked from the very first word! And I'm loving the slow build of dread."
April 22, 2018 –
page 160
37.12% "This book is so good but the last 60 pages have been so difficult to read. So exquisitely painful."
April 23, 2018 –
page 224
51.97% "This is sagging a bit in the middle, but don't they always?"
April 25, 2018 –
page 322
74.71% "This book is so intense. It's hard to put down!"
April 29, 2018 – Finished Reading

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