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Last Orders by Graham Swift
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May 08, 2012

it was ok

I feel the need with this review to point out that my rating has to do with how much I enjoyed the book/how much I got out of it rather than how I would rate the book as a piece of literature, capable of standing the test of time, etc. This is a technically accomplished novel, interesting characterization, but it just didn't do it for me. It was too straightforward with the narrative to interest me on that score and the characters created, while feeling quite true to life with all their faults and foibles, were not people I wanted to spend time with. I enjoy books that I can feel a sense of awe about the piece of art created or that I enjoy being immersed in, sharing the world with the characters or being inside those characters' heads. I didn't feel that here.
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