Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: American Rust

. "He had no idea how long he'd be on the train, he'd watched the powerlines hurdling up and down until the motion made him sick. Several times they'd pulled over, sat watching on stub lines as other trains passed, hours, it seemed, he was restless and bored but there was no point to getting off -- it was days trying to get on." American Rust by Philipp Meyer. This is a very well-written book. It is also really interesting in that it captures the town and character down to a gnat's eyebrow. I can't figure out why it isn't doing anything for me. Maybe because it is so relentlessly depressing. I have to make myself read it. If it weren't on my guilt list and one of the books I picked for the Colorful Reading Challenge, I might not finish it (big words for this reader who has only stopped reading two or three books ever). As it is, I started it six months ago, abandoned it, started it again a couple of weeks ago, lost it at the gym, didn't care, retrieved it from the gym, and am now struggling to get to the end. Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event. .

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