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Potboiler by Jesse Kellerman
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Apr 30, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: first-reads, mysteries

What a very strange book this is. I think I'm going to have to read it again soon, for there are stories within stories and tricks within tricks and what starts as a sort of pellucid Updikian tale (yes, Updikian is a word, a nice word that should rhyme with rabbits)...twists and twists again. And again. And what is real? What what is written? And wait, how did we wake up here? And...um, who was dead, again? And what is literature? And what is reality? And quick, dodge that bullet!

And who would like a nice helping of rootvegetable casserole and goat milk?

I probably would never have picked this book up on my own; I'm grateful for the first read program (from whence this came, magically, in a plain brown envelope, brought by a man in brown. Hmmm, that's got to be significant, right?)

I'll recommend it to all my friends, just to have someone to talk with about this one.

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Reading Progress

April 30, 2012 – Shelved
May 18, 2012 – Started Reading
May 18, 2012 –
page 111
33.04% "A first reads win. Intriguing."
May 19, 2012 – Finished Reading
May 21, 2012 – Shelved as: first-reads
July 14, 2012 – Shelved as: mysteries

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