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  1. Trisha
    February 3, 2011

    I wish I had liked this one more. I’m thinking I may need to re-read it sometime just to see if the mood I was in had anything to do with it.

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    • Carina
      February 4, 2011

      Perhaps. Also, it felt like it was a book that it would be hard to say “I loved it” about, but that has a profound impact on the reader. Not always in a good way, but such is life.

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  2. The Golden Eagle
    February 3, 2011

    It sounds like a very interesting book! Thank you for the review–I hadn’t heard of it before.

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  3. Jeane
    February 3, 2011

    I’m curious about this book. Adding it to my list.

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  4. Ash
    February 3, 2011

    I totally get what you mean about liking a book but it being kind of uncomfortable to read. It’s a weird experience, but that is how some of good books are.

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    • Carina
      February 4, 2011

      Absolutely! I thought it was a good book, it just wasn’t always something that I “enjoyed” reading, if that makes sense.

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  5. Nana Fredua-Agyeman
    February 4, 2011

    Trapped, that’s how I refer to this novel.

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    • Carina
      February 4, 2011

      I agree. There’s this sense of not really having any choices, for any of the characters.

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  6. iliana
    February 4, 2011

    Definitely putting this one on my list. Sounds like a good, emotional read!

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  7. BryOak
    March 15, 2011

    I’ve not heard of this book yet but it sounds pretty intriguing and imteresting. Have you read The Wasp Factory by Iain banks. I love that book and Annabel sounds a little similar, but not as graphic as dark. There’s another one that srpings to mind too but can’t think of the author… Middlesex??

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  8. Amy
    March 25, 2011

    So glad you liked this one 😀 I loved it as you may recall. heh.

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  9. Jules
    April 2, 2011

    I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while now, and I’m currently waiting for it on a wait list at the library. Been debating buying it, by the sounds of your review, I won’t be disappointed – even in the slower parts.

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    • Carina
      May 24, 2011

      Indeed! It’s just not as fast as I would’ve liked, but that doesn’t make it a bad book. It’s just kind of … ponderous?

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