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Sleepwalk

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Dan Chaon is a new-to-me writer, and I was eager to check out his latest book. Sleepwalk centers on Will, a fifty-year old guy that hops from state to state and lives completely off the grid. Somehow, a young woman, Cammie, reaches him on one of his burner phones and claims she's his daughter and she needs his help. Will finds himself on a new kind of adventure and pieces together an engaging mystery in the process.

This book was both gritty and kind of sweet at the same time. I really liked Will's character and even though he seemed like a tough badass at the beginning (which he is), there's also a more tender side to him. It made following his journey even more satisfying.

I'm looking forward to checking out other books by Chaon in the near future.
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I really enjoyed this book! It hooked me from the first chapter and kept me glued to my seat to find out what happened next!
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I feel like nothing about this novel ought to work for me, but it absolutely hits on all cylinders. The main character is like ably despite his great flaws. And, the narration adds greatly to that. He reminds me, weirdly, of The Dude from The Big Lobowski.
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Some of this book I really enjoyed and some of it was just not for me. 

I mostly disliked the use of the word "retarded" and was very shocked that that word is still being used. I think a lot of people will be upset by that. 

I loved the parts about him and his daughter and that's what kept me going. The book is broken up into short 2-3 page sections which make it really easy to read quickly. 

Ultimately, I think a  lot of people will enjoy the fast-paced story telling, but I won't be able to recommend it. 

Thanks so much to Macmillan Audio for the chance to listen to and review this book prior to release. This will be available for purchase on May 24th.
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