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Borrowed Time by Paul Monette
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Aug 19, 2008

it was amazing
Read from October 29 to November 10, 2010

To say this was a good book almost seems inappropriate, because to judge it as a literary piece given the fact that it tells a true and devastating sorry just seems….tangential. Monette is an amazing write (this is his first work I’ve read) and he left me hungering for each page to find out what happened to his beloved Roger in his battle with AIDS. To travel their journey with them during the early days of AIDS where so much was unknown and so much was trial & error…it was horrifying.

Monette made me care about the people he wrote of, long after I’d finished the book. His writing was lush and beautiful and eloquent. I will definitely be looking into his other titles. More than anything, I wish he hadn’t experienced something so awful and sad that made this book a possibility to write and for me to read.

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