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August 28, 2006


Lisa Guidarini

Let me know what you think of it, Mary. I've read some comparisons to Haddon's _the curious incident of the dog in the night-time_, and I can definitely see that. The main characters are somewhat similar in more than one way.


You reassure me. I'll give it a go. md

Lisa Guidarini

But, Mary, I'll let you know now it ends well. Hopefully that's not too much a spoiler, but this is a book about loneliness and living on the margins of society, but not about anything the characters can't live long enough to redeem. I thought it was magnificent.


Have I just been making poor choices lately or is there a trend to unreliable narrators these days?

Carry me Down is on the shelf next to me. Now that you've alerted me to its dangers I have to decide whether I want to read a heart-wrencher or no. Life is wrenching enough; I don't think I want to read a book about it.


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