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Dying in the First Person by Nike Sulway
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bookshelves: 2018
Read 2 times. Last read April 15, 2018 to April 16, 2018.

Finished: 16.04.2018
Genre: novel
Rating: C
Conclusion
This is a strange, dreamlike tale exploring intimacy:
between brothers, between lovers, between women.
Strong point that attracts readers
Characters keep secrets from other characters.
Secrets and revelations have emotional appeal
People do this all the time.
The writing is beautiful...and at times TOO beautiful.
But who ever heard of "...evening light beatified the pears..." ?
Weak point
Sulway goes overboard describing practically everything...
Room: ..bed, sheets, tables, ceiling, curtains, lighting.
Turkey dinner... "The table was laid out bowls, platters,
centerpiece, candles, 'the salads glowed',
glasses tinkling, slices of lemon shining".
After a while I just lost interest in all this
description and skimmed to the heart of the story.
Last thoughts
The book started with a bang
....but fizzled out to a crackly sputter.
But always remember...
these are my opinions and do not bring into question
the scope, caliber, impact of Nike Sulway's book.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
April 15, 2018 – Started Reading
April 16, 2018 – Shelved
April 16, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
April 16, 2018 – Finished Reading

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