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Seven Star Review from a Picky Reader
on January 13, 2012
I'm going to up the ante for the reviewer who wanted to give only Six Stars:-)
I really don't even know where to begin. I didn't read the reviews, just downloaded this because it was free and I thought the title was a wonderful play on words. Had no idea what I'd done when I opened it and started reading. Literally could not stop reading. Stayed up all night. Tried to put it down once to sleep, but couldn't. Only went to the bathroom once, although that's more info than you probably needed.
I've read thousands of books in my life; have an extensive library of everything from classics to fiction to history to autobiography; and I have never ever in my life read anything like this. It is chillingly brutal, but not graphically. It is frenetic, nonstop, full-on, in your face gritty realism with the most beautiful metaphors and witty plays on words; a head full of characters, each of whom you will love; and a prose that is astounding. When I have to stop and use the "dictionary" feature, that says something.
Even though I finished it, I'm having a hard time not opening it again today, just to go back and highlight some of the more astounding similes and metaphors; but then, I'd be highlighting every page. This is a phenomenal piece of work. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.
Bookworm would know what to say, exactly; but I can only try: This is a must read.