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Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West
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it was amazing
bookshelves: books-i-d-kill-for, psycho-thrillers

It would not be wrong to say that this unconventional modern American prose is a work of genius! How much does it encompass the abstract aberration of this world is another matter altogether. The characters come out so murky and noir at the end of the chapters that you silently shiver under the intricacies of the plot.
Miss Lonelyhearts is a journalist who runs an advice column for the Desperate, Brokenhearted, Sick-of-it-all, and Disillusioned-with-tubercular-husband. People believe in his intellectual capacity and expect him to turn out a living (more or less virtual) messiah for them; however, he himself struggles each day with his religious postures and private affairs. The dark comedy with a perfect blend of idiosyncrasies shows the protagonist as an impersonator who is not really that brilliant and falls prey to violence, sex and gore to help people he advises. Well-deserved 5 stars and I look ahead for some more of it next year.
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Reading Progress

December 30, 2012 – Started Reading
December 30, 2012 – Shelved
December 30, 2012 – Finished Reading
March 26, 2013 – Shelved as: books-i-d-kill-for
March 26, 2013 – Shelved as: psycho-thrillers

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