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The Glass Hotel

So, on my drive up to Fargo, I listened to the rest of 'The Glass Hotel' and found it more of a disappointment.  It turned out to be a biography of several people, and a cautionary tale of trusting the wealthy. Was it a ghost story? Possibly.  The novel was a slice of life of several people during the 2008 financial meltdown.  The question is, what was the point to the story?  Most of the characters were connected in some way but not all knew each other.  It had a faint smattering of supernatural elements.  I wouldn't really classify it as a horror novel.  It was however, fine writing, but made me wonder what the point of it was.  People knock genre writing, but stories that fall into whatever genre has to have a point or a goal.  Slice of life stories don't seem to have a goal, people just do whatever and there is hardly a character arc. Those are my thoughts on the book, and I can be wrong.  I was expecting one kind of story and got another and that is what is bothering me about the book.

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