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This is a story about a normal guy named George who, much like the rest of us, doesn't do a lot of thinking or introspection. His life drifts along without direction or conviction until he finds himself doing a job that involves using torture on other human beings to get information. Even then, George manages to hide from his conscience by rigidly following the procedures of his job, rationalizing his actions every step of the way. Then one day, a prisoner dies while being "interrogated." And George finally begins to think...
This is a dark novel to be sure and difficult to read. I think it an allegory for our country and the past 7 years. It is a story of the road to hell, which is so often paved not so much by good intentions as by no intentions at all.
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This book was too fragmented. Story line could have been very good but failed to flow. I'm a committed Ray Porter fan. But this performance wasn't at the same level that I've come to appreciate from his other work.