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Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes
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it was ok
bookshelves: coming-of-age, young-adult

I love Huck Finn. I love Catcher in the Rye. I understand the inspiration. However, both those novels are amazingly slim and yet pack enormous punch. They move at lightning speed, no wasted words. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for this bloated, derivative novel in which nothing really happens and characters spew more pointless and expository dialogue than would be permitted in a college writing workshop. Maybe even a high school writing workshop.

Two stars because it was occasionally funny.
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Reading Progress

April 21, 2010 – Shelved
Started Reading
May 15, 2010 – Finished Reading
May 17, 2010 – Shelved as: coming-of-age
May 17, 2010 – Shelved as: young-adult

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