Caleb J. Ross' booklikes

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The Book of Lazarus

The Book of Lazarus - R. Grossman Click the image below to watch the video reviewI can only recommend The Book of Lazarus on the basis of its somewhat unique format. The novel incorporates images, multiple fonts, and epistolary techniques to create a scrapbook of sorts that unfortunately fails due to poor storytelling and poorer writing.The novel is essentially divided into two halves. The first is a more linear mode, and lays out the bulk of the story. The second is a series of weird-for-the-sake-of-weird journal entry snippets and letters. Considering that the heart of the novel is entirely encapsulated in the first half, the second half demands only a perusal, if that. And the determined reader, as I am, will waste time sifting through the second half in hopes of redeeming the lackluster first. I feel used. A lot of wasted paper with this book.I really, really wanted to like this book. It seemed just the sort of thing I could get behind. But no.