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A bizarre experience,
This review is from: Post Office: A Novel (Paperback)
Post Office is a unique novel in the fact that it is neither really good, nor really bad, yet you cannot put it down. What I mean by that is there is no real sense of enjoyment gained from reading the book whose subject and protagonist is both drab and uninteresting. The plot itself is not particularly interesting as it follows the mundane existence of the main character through a life of monotonous "factory existence" and excessive drinking.
So far this book sounds like one to avoid, however in a bizarre way the book is oddly enjoyable. It could be perhaps attributed to the ease with which it is read. Perhaps it's the fact that a lot of people can relate to being stuck in a monotonous, repetitive job at some time in their lives, and the hopelessness that can arise out of this situation. For whichever reason, I finished reading the book quickly and found the experience, for want of a better word, different.
While I wouldn't encourage you to rush out and by a copy of this book, if you somehow find it in your possession it may be worth the time reading it.