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The Third Hotel by Laura van den Berg
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it was amazing

This book will fuck you up in the best possible way. It's one I dog-eared all over the place, though I had to continually exercise restraint because there was at least one line on pretty much every page that blew me away with its precision, its perfect oddness, its surprise, its creepiness, its startling wisdom, its strange beauty. This book is not all strangeness, though; the author describes ordinary things so vividly, and you can see each movement of the book like a frame in a film reel flickering before you.
More importantly, The Third Hotel strikes me as one of the best and truest books about grief I've ever read. Not only the grief of losing someone, but the anticipatory grief of being about to lose someone, and the horror-filled anxiety that is the in-between state, the one we live in pretty much all the time if we happen to love anyone.
This book deserves all the great attention it has received.
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September 10, 2018 – Shelved
September 10, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read

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