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The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
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Feb 27, 2012

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The rush of the intertwining stories--one a mystery and one a survival adventure--is so exhilarating that we almost overlook the fact that the last 50 pages of the book are a hopelessly lost muddle of almost stream-of-consciousness writing. Almost. What may have been a 5 star masterpiece for me was rendered a mediocrity by the unsatisfying ending. It may have been part of the overall thematic point, but it actually made me feel that the enjoyable aspects of the novel had been a complete waste of my time.
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