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My Father's House by Ben Tanzer
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This barely looks like literature, but it is. It's shorter than what its page count lets you believe (171). It's separated in micro-chapters that are one to four pages long. MY FATHER'S HOUSE is the existential struggle and longings of a man who's father dies. While reading it in short burst doesn't make sense, long sittings will carry you through the complexity of his thought process and the evolution of his relationship with his surrounding. It's a little hermetic, but I kinda dug it. Reminded me of Updike, somewhow.
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Reading Progress

May 19, 2012 – Started Reading
May 19, 2012 – Shelved
May 19, 2012 –
10.0%
May 21, 2012 –
32.0% "I'm still not sure what to think. I mean, it's a good book. But I'd very atypical."
May 22, 2012 –
45.0% "Very odd. Not bad, but very odd still. Kind of like a diary."
May 22, 2012 –
45.0% "Very odd. Not bad, but very odd still. Kind of like a diary."
May 22, 2012 –
79.0% "Took me a while, but now I get it. It's a story you have to read in long sittings and let them resonate with each other afterward. Very cool, clever structure."
May 23, 2012 – Finished Reading

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