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Zeroville by Steve Erickson
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Dec 25, 2008

really liked it
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Read in December, 2008

i want to say this is great, but it just didnt move me enough to be great. and i love steve erickson, but its a much less...complicated plot than any ive read of his, which might be why i didnt engage in it fully. also ive never been a fan of the "inactive damaged forrest gumpy life swirls around it". hero. (yet i love hamlet...) i dont know - the sea came in at midnight is one of those books. i had an intense physical reaction to it. as it started coming together, there was a moment my heart started going faster and my skin started crawling. doesnt happen often. magnetic fields, lost scrapbook, infinite jest... when they start unfolding (for me) i feel it, i get excited; they are perfect books. and this one was less than that. but i also have the flu, so who knows...
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Mike Best novel of 2007! Sez I.

karen i dont like it as much as sea came in at midnight. that is my perfect book.

Mike Sea Came in at Midnight is still my favorite Erickson novel. But in Zeroville he breaks new ground--I felt for awhile like he was spinning his wheels a bit.

message 4: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine I am sorry you have the flu. I just read serial killer's club and I didn't engage the way I thought I would either. maybe sick affects the way you read.

karen are you the one who got me sick?? curses!

message 6: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine I don't think so. I don't have the flu, plus it took me 3 days to get any symptoms.

karen all right... for now....

message 8: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine feel better.

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