Jolene's Reviews > You Remind Me of Me
You Remind Me of Me
Dec 01, 2011
This book really picked up in the second half. Chaon is an amazing writer, and the book is a lovely, although depressing, read. I suppose I would have liked to know the characters a little better from the beginning. It took a while to figure out their motivations, which is of course because they themselves can't figure out their motivations, but as a reader I would have appreciated more insight given that the story is not a first-person narrative. I should also admit that, in the end, I was not particularly fond of any of the characters, and was somewhat surprised when I realized that we were supposed to care about Troy and Jonah in the end, even after everything. Nonetheless, as a first novel (Chaon previously published only short stories), this book is well structured, compelling, and ultimately effective. I recommend it, if you're willing to be sad for a while.
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