I spent this afternoon working on my review for Bookbrowse, which will be published shortly at their site. Day is a massively great book, and I say this after expending some blood, sweat, and tears. At points I hated this book, at points I hated Kennedy, at points I thought both were the most brilliant things ever, and by the end, I had a profound respect for the novel and the author. It's not an easy read, but it's worth it. I've kept coming back to this book in my mind, trying to figure it all out, since I finished reading it a few days ago. The prose is tough, and so are the characters, but the ending makes such an important comment that I think everyone should slog their way through (and, yes, there will be slogging, but who said sometimes the joy of reading can't be similar to the joy of climbing a very steep mountain?) Check it out. Sit down for a minute and dive in.

I have a sneaking suspicion this will make it to the Booker long list. You may have heard it here first.:)


  1. Hmm. I'm not familiar with this--I'll have to look it up!


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