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A Meaningful Life by L.J. Davis
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Nov 23, 2013

really liked it
bookshelves: another-look-book
Recommended for: fans of old houses

A novel about a failed writer who wakes up one day and realizes his life has no meaning, so he goes in search of some. 1971.

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Not the kind of book I usually read, but I enjoyed this one a lot. It reminded me in many ways of Wish Her Safe at Home, in that it takes a nice but sort of crazy/pitiful character and puts them in an old house, which then takes over their life. It's like a modernist approach to all those D.E. Stevenson-type books about people falling in love with houses. And as a person who loves houses, especially old houses, I have to say I get it! A great read if you're in the mood for something funny and a bit dark.
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Reading Progress

November 23, 2013 – Shelved
November 23, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
April 2, 2014 – Started Reading
April 3, 2014 – Finished Reading
May 25, 2014 – Shelved as: another-look-book

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