Friday, March 27, 2009

lacking motivation

American Rust by Philipp Meyer
Rating: 0.5 stars (out of 5)
Genre: fiction
Review: We get inside the head of a lot of characters in this book. However, despite spending a lot of time inside their head, we rarely get any insight into their decision-making processes, which is unfortunate, since many of the characters make fairly dramatic decisions in the course of the narrative. Also, most of the characters seem somewhat mentally unstable, which is fine, if they're supposed to be, but I don't think they were. So overall it's just a bunch of unpleasant people running around making life-altering decisions without any apparent reason.

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