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Yes, we get it, bad things happen.
on 19 October 2009
I have this book, sitting on my shelf, begging to be finished. You know what? I can't. It's too bloody depressing for words. Yes, we get it, bad things happen... but this goes beyond that: the events from start to about 3/4 of the way through (the point at which I put the book down and refused to pick it back up, to save my sanity) is a constant stream of unbroken misfortune so devoid of humanity and personality, it leaves me cold. If there was even the slightest of breaks in this unalleviated malady, I would have been able to force myself to finish the book though I can't say that I would have enjoyed the experience. I think I will give my copy to someone I don't like very much.