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Day by A.L. Kennedy
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I started this more than once, finding the early pages confusing and difficult to follow, not being pulled in by it at all - but the many glowing reviews convinced me to keep trying. Was it worth it? Well, yes - the writing is technically good and the main character is complex. Is it something I'd be recommending to others? Well, no. It never did really grab me, I'm afraid. Perhaps the somewhat broken narrative is supposed to illustrate the broken character of Alfred Day, but it also meant that I never really connected with him and never found myself really wanting anything for him. Perhaps it's just that some of the stylistic choices - the train-of-thought, the second-person narrator, the structure of the story (and of the actual book) - are things that are not for me. 2-and-a-bit stars, rounded up.
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Reading Progress

April 7, 2018 – Shelved
July 17, 2018 – Started Reading
July 19, 2018 – Finished Reading

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