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by Will Self
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Blogged Out Ma Nut
Blogged Out Ma Nut rated it 6 years ago
Not his best, by any stretch. The first 180 or so pages were amazing, where it might well have stopped and been named "How the Living Die." The whole book is undeniably well-written: unfortunately, Will was kicking the gear while he wrote this, and his delirious mind needed a focus. I'm glad he's ov...
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me reading books rated it 9 years ago
I gave up. I read the prologue and the first chapter and decided to put it away. Initially I liked the idea behind the story but reading it put me in such a bad mood that I can't go on. I am sure Self's writing is different and good but all this death and dying stuff is too much for me to handle rig...
NinthWanderer rated it 10 years ago
I'm reading this, I'm nearly finished with the section in which Lily is describing her own death from cancer, and I'm wondering what kind of old woman I'll be. Will I be a tragic figure, having lived a life alone and slowly watched all of my hopes and dreams waste away? That may be my greatest fear....
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