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At the Edge of the Solid World by Daniel Davis Wood
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I'm still working my way through my feelings about this - it's beautifully written and delves into grief and the way it fractures people's lives. Wood draws fascinating parallels between his main character's grief and the suffering of people who've been through other, awful experiences. It's thoughtful and beautiful. Unfortunately, the narrator himself is hard to like - he's a bit smug, frankly awful to his wife and at times I found his obsessions a little unbelievable. Obviously the point of the book is the way that grief fucks people up, but I would have loved this unconditionally if I could have warmed to the narrator just a smidgen.
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Reading Progress

April 14, 2020 – Started Reading
April 14, 2020 – Shelved
April 18, 2020 – Finished Reading

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