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text 2019-01-19 19:33
Reading progress update: I've read 50%.
Milkman - Anna Burns

Instead I minimalised, withheld, subverted thinking, dropped all interaction surplus to requirement which meant they got no public content, no full-bodiedness, no bloodedness, no passion of the moment, no turn of plot, no sad shade, no angry shade, no panicked shade, no location of anything. Just me, downplayed, devoid. Just me, uncommingled.

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text 2019-01-18 18:04
Reading progress update: I've read 48%.
Milkman - Anna Burns

This book is like none other I've read wherein I equal parts want to read it and don't. I fail to see how it won the Booker though, as I would assume it has little relevance but for those who didn't live through the Northern Irish Troubles or are from Belfast.

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text 2019-01-08 23:40
Reading progress update: I've read 41%.
Milkman - Anna Burns

If he could acknowledge one of the unmentionables, also acknowledge he was unable to do anything to alter this unmentionable, maybe that meant it might be possible for anybody- for me- even in powerlessness, to adopt such an attitude of acknowledgement, of acceptance and detachment too.

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text 2019-01-02 21:24
Reading progress update: I've read 36%.
Milkman - Anna Burns

I'm getting back to this properly now and intend to finish it even if it takes months! I'm not particularly enjoying the writing style, but there are moments of greatness and that's whats sustaining me.

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text 2018-12-21 17:20
Reading progress update: I've read 27%.
Milkman - Anna Burns

I'm still continuing with this, although I plan to take my time with it and have it done by the end of the month. It's insightful, if a little annoying. I'm not able to get immersed in it because of the odd word choices, sentence structures etc. In other words, I'm pulled out of the story a lot.

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