Sunday, May 20, 2012

Await Your Reply : Dan Chaon

Await Your Reply
by Dan Chaon

Finished it, but not much of a fan of this.

It has a multi-narrative structure, but that came off more as a lackluster ode to the nonlinear movies, Pulp Fiction and Go, than to it being used in a fresh manner

A large problem I had was the characters came off as flat.  There's not much detail to them to make them interesting, novel or sympathetic.

Identity and identity theft are large themes of the book; however, identity theft is more used as a cheap tool to show a character as a genius and to bring money and unsavory characters into the mix, without explaining how identity theft actually works (which itself is interesting.)

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