I've read 269 out of 404 pages of All Things Cease to Appear

All Things Cease to Appear: A novel - Elizabeth Brundage

 

I'm having a bit of a love/hate relationship with this book. I want to keep reading it because the story has captured my interest and I want to know what happens but at the same time, there are so many things that are annoying the hell out of me.

 

From...

 

someone being "scared of the deep-black skin of the employees"

 

To things like...

 

"Something about her strikes me as rather dykish."

"Why? Because she doesn't shave her legs?"

"For starters, yeah."

 

Because you know, not shaving your legs means you're a lesbian. Duh! Oh, and I used quotation marks to make that dialogue nice and clear. Shame the same can't be said about the book!

 

and...

 

There were two librarians. Dagmar, a tall blonde of German descent, built like a transvestite...

 

Yeah, not even going to comment on that one :/