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The Liar by Stephen Fry
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This is a pretty tough read! I learnt so many things from this book, but it's just a bit as if Fry is trying to cram too much of his intelligence into The Liar as possible.

The first couple of chapters, I was struggling to new extremes. The only reason I stuck with the book was because I am such a big fan of Stephen Fry - and didn't believe it could be possible for him to write a bad book. I think, like a lot of others who have read this book, that it wouldn't have been worth my time of day if it wasn't Stephen Fry's.

After getting past the gruelling first few chapters, and you begin to get a grasp of what is going on, the book picks up immensely. I'll admit throughout the book there were characters that I wasn't 100% sure of who they were and what their role is. Generally though, the book turned out quite well. The ending saves it from total disaster.
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Reading Progress

January 31, 2010 – Started Reading
January 31, 2010 – Shelved
January 31, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010
January 31, 2010 –
page 63
16.15%
February 1, 2010 –
page 85
21.79%
February 1, 2010 –
page 85
21.79%
February 1, 2010 –
page 136
34.87%
February 1, 2010 –
page 133
34.1%
February 2, 2010 –
page 133
34.1%
February 2, 2010 –
page 137
35.13%
February 3, 2010 –
page 156
40.0%
February 3, 2010 –
page 161
41.28%
February 4, 2010 –
page 204
52.31%
February 4, 2010 –
page 204
52.31%
February 4, 2010 –
page 241
61.79%
February 7, 2010 –
page 251
64.36%
February 10, 2010 –
page 286
73.33%
February 10, 2010 –
page 314
80.51%
February 11, 2010 –
page 330
84.62%
February 11, 2010 –
page 368
94.36%
February 11, 2010 – Finished Reading

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