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Edgar's Worst Sunday by Brad Oates
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it was amazing

This brilliant debut takes you on a journey with the deplorable but utterly compelling Edgar. The reason you’re bewitched to read on may be because you’re eagerly awaiting the judgment Edgar so richly deserves. Or maybe, like me, you see parts of yourself stretched to extremes in the character of Edgar, and hope desperately that his ugliness and failings can ultimately be redeemed. I’ve read this book twice now, and both times it’s kept me up at night in introspection and deep philosophical examination. The first time I read it, I woke in the darkness lamenting, “Edgar!” (this is no joke—though it had to be told to me as I don’t remember doing so)

The extravagant hedonism and debauchery in the narrative may initially appear to mask deeper insights, but this novel abounds with profound statements on what it means to live and die.
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Reading Progress

October 11, 2018 – Started Reading
October 11, 2018 – Shelved
October 22, 2018 – Finished Reading

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