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The New Republic by Lionel Shriver
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Mar 30, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: couldn-t-finish

Silly me, thinking We Need to Talk About Kevin would come out with another fantastic book, especially considering that her books have been increasingly bad since WNTTAK. This one fit into her recent need for political diatribes and was coupled with the worst of her writing - heavy dialogue, overt analysis interwoven into people's daily observations, lines that seem to be poised in front of a waiting audience. But worst of all is the leading man, or loser, Kellogg, who in his late thirties just wants to be popular, darn it. Seriously? Unlikable characters still need to be endearing, Lionel, and this one really fell short. I see nothing redeeming here.
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SaraK I guess she was a one hit wonder :(

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