The Garden of Last Days
Publish date: June 1st 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
The premise was good, and I liked the title as well. Unfortunately, those were like the only positive aspects I recall from reading the book. It is about the people who had chance-meetings with the terrorists who later hijacked the planes on 9/11. But it was so boring. It took me a lot of discipli...
A compelling read. The characters are loathsome but I was invested in their misery.
Although the plot on this book was a little off, the writing style of this book made it a great listen. Interesting combination of events and characters. Unlike others, I like this better than House of Sand and Fog.
To draw a quote from the book itself, this is one of those "And nothing happens by mistake" kind of narratives, every piss-poor choice by a character leading her or him down an overdetermined path toward melodramatic near- and actual tragedies (and some measure of cathartic redemption). Think "Cras...
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