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Forever by Pete Hamill
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Sep 22, 2007

it was ok

Conceptually I liked this book, though it lost something in the execution. Exploring New York through the eyes of a single character *is* interesting, but in order to do it justice the book needed about 1,000 more pages (at least!). If this novel was a five book series--told more slowly--it would have worked much better.

I found the 9/11 chapter a bit forced. There was way too much foreshadowing. We know what's ahead of us and yet the Hamill can't resist mentioning low flying planes and looming towers every fourth or fifth paragraph. Yeah, we get it Hamill...things are about to change...

And, was it just me, or did all that sex stuff seem a little unnecessary?
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Ryan Kurkjian ever read Flesh and Blood?

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