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I loved it. From beginning to end. It hits home for me personally, as I was raised by a parent suffering from schizophrenia. The Genetic Lottery is an wonderful, true to the situation type of book. Even if you have never experience schizophrenia first hand, you should still read the book. In some way, you will identify with the main character.
"There's an old saying that when one door closes another opens. For me, it seemed like I was living in a warped, parallel universe where when one problem ends, another begins." - The Genetic Lottery
I have so many lines highlighted in this book and I know I'll be reading it again soon.
The details of day to day living wore on - do we really need that much detail?? -- and the "novel" just read like a memoir or a journal entry. I started skipping pages until I got closer to the end.
Interesting names: Jondalar, named for his mother's favorite fictional character, and Ayla. He shortens his name to Jon, and she changes her name later in life to Caitlyn.
Much of this novel is haunting, informative, well-researched, hard-hitting and all too real. It just drags on with too much description and detail about things that didn't pertain to how this woman survived both parents and her brother suffering schizophrenia. It's worth reading, and it's well written, aside from the utter lack of being a novel.
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