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by Anna Burns

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Milkman by Anna Burns
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    Dec 2018, 360 pages


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Difficult to read, but story has meaning
The narrator in this book seems so ramble off forever at time, sometimes without meaning. I listened to it on Audible at x2 speed and it still didn't get to the point fast enough. The author describes very useless details to the story and that's what makes the reader lose interest. Even the ramblings don't flow and feel choppy. But the book keeps you guessing and keeps you hanging by a thread, satisfying ending in my opinion. and some deep ideas are brought up. I wouldn't finished this book if it wasn't assigned by my teacher, but I'm kinda glad it was. I'd give it a 2.7.

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I expected much more from this book given the prize.
It was difficult to read. I found no conclusion to the patter of conversations and endless ramblings that were seemingly in the head of the main character. It didn’t seem to draw any conclusions, it seemed the confusion of conversation was never ending, therefore I had to let it go and couldn’t finish. I would not recommend.

Pretentious prose on steroids
Style should not be torturous for the reader. Paragraphs that troll on for pages, sentences that have no foreseeable end, do not capture my attention. Rather take an aspirin and go to bed. Sorry.
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