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Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto
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it was amazing

If I could give this 6 stars I would. Not only does the plot move at a brisk pace that keeps you off guard, but the descriptions used to set each scene are beautifully and efficiently rendered. Not since reading Jennifer Egan (who writes in a completely different genre) have I appreciated the tight craftsmanship of the author's use of descriptive sentences that never weigh down the novel but make you nod your head with their original take on scenery and character traits. Plus, the ability to get in the head of "unloveable" characters and make you deeply care for them is absolutely astounding. I read a lot and rarely feel moved enough by a work to need to review it on this site but this book scratches all the itches in my search for a great book. This should be considered a work of great literature in that it never forgets to entertain while taking you into dark but brilliant pathos. I really wish he had more books out there
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November 26, 2013 – Shelved

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