July 31, 2012

What did I just read?

The quick answer is that I just read Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. The longer answer is that I have no idea what this story was really about. I thought at first that it was simply a straightforward story about a young boy in a small town in Arkansas. This assumption was quickly destroyed when a parallel story line was introduced which focused on God and the Book of Enoch. From that point (which was fairly early on in the novel), I had pretty much no clue what was the real focus of the story. I don't like feeling like this after reading a book. I like some kind of resolution or conclusion at the end of a book. It's understandable if there's a sequel and there's a cliffhanger but there was no cliffhanger and there is no sequel (to my knowledge at any rate). There is only bafflement at a book which made no sense. If someone else has read this and would like to discuss it with me, I'm interested to hear your take on it. I can't delve into the details here because that would be spoiling it for anyone who's brave enough to try it. Drop a reply here and we can discuss it further through email.

I'm not sure what's next on the agenda. I have an annotated bibliography that is coming up and I have to pick up some books from the library tomorrow for that. One of those will be the next lucky book on the list. Until then, keep reading!!

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