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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Company of L...

I tried reading Company of Liars by Karen Maitland. I wanted to like it. I really did. In fact, I even ENJOYED reading it - but after two weeks and only being on page 120, feeling like I'd been reading FOREVER, I had to make the choice - plough through for the next month and a half (at the pace I was going) or give it up.

I just couldn't bring myself to dedicate that kind of time because I just didn't care enough.

To be fair, I think the publishers did the book a disservice - the print in the book was single spaced and perhaps a 10 point font. The 450 pages was in actuality closer to 900 pages in most regular books, and as a result I felt like I was slogging through rather than really getting anywhere. If the book was double spaced and a normal font, I would have known more what I was getting into and probably would have enjoyed the journey more. Strange, isn't it?

Anyway, if anyone has read it and wants to spill the secrets at the end, let me know.
If not, I guess it will just have to remain a mystery for me...

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