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Had a hard time getting into this book, and ended up not liking it.
I wasn't convinced (or am I certain this was Brockmeier's intent) that pain is "the most beautiful thing about us" or what makes us eternal.
Overly ambitious, "The Illumination" suffers by presenting too many ideas with the most tenuous of connections with each advancing chapter.
This man is such a talent, his ideas are mesmerizing. This is one of his best!Published 1 month ago by Bramwell
This was a fantastic read, filled with lush on point vocabulary. The character building and familiar threads running throughout the story, made me want to read well past my... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Laura
Had a hard time getting into this book, and ended up not liking it. Boring to me and I felt it didn't have a good ending?Published 12 months ago by Elizabeth Whalen
The author takes a thematic concept and awkwardly strings together a series of events. Theme alone does not yield plot. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dawna Robertson
This is a little too weird for me. I'm having trouble staying with a group of folks who cut themselves for pain relief.Published 17 months ago by Sara L. Orem
It was a great study on emotion, the ones we carry within us, and the ones we show, the ones others percieve as hard as we try to mask them. Beautiful.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
Things got a bit weird with relationships between the main character and this teenage girl... and it just made me uncomfortable. I didn't see the point of finishing the book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Allison L Palmer
I enjoyed the book to start, but felt it should have ended sooner.. the character link was good but just a bit scattered and confusing.Published 19 months ago by alds
Started off interesting but slowly fizzled and i could care less about any of the characters. It's too bad because the concept is so creative and different.Published 19 months ago by LuLu