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In The Company Of Liars by David Ellis
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Oct 18, 2008

it was ok
Read in October, 2008

I guess my patience level just isn't what it used to be.

This is a novel written backward--and it appears to me that it is written backward simply for its novel...ty and the challenge of writing it in this manner. Contrary to the blurb on the cover ("smashes through the barriers of coincidence and credulity, leaving readers breathless"), I just found that I didn't want to do the work necessary to read it in the order written; 93 pages into it, I turned to the last chapter and then read it backwards--or, really, forwards?
Perhaps there's something to be said for the revelations that would have come as "surprises" if I had read it as the author intended me to, but I just found the format irritating.
Anyway--it doesn't turn me off David Ellis--it just means I won't be recommending this book to too many people!
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