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Shriek by Jeff VanderMeer
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Dec 03, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: multiple-perspectives, rubbish, fantasy
Recommended for: pretentious "religion"-haters and tortured writers who enjoy pseudo-literary fantastical history
Read in December, 2008

This book was an agonizing read -- unlikeable, underdeveloped characters; pathetic use of "literary" devices, including repetition, multiple narrators, and the use of braces; an unintelligible commentary on history, perspective, faith, politics; a fantasy world revolving around fungus... And the fact that character "Duncan Shriek" connotes (hopefully unintentionally) bland singer-songwriter Duncan Shiek.
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