House of Sand and Fog // Andre Dubus III

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A slow suspense about the dispute around the ownership of a house, and the lives that collide around it. A poignant exploration of human pride, desire, self-loathing, and self-deception.


Read it if:

You like dimensional characters with detailed psychological portraits.

You enjoy stories that are told from different perspectives with distinct voices.

Novels containing social commentary are your thing.


Skip it if:

You don’t like slow reads – this book only picks up pace well into the second half.

You prefer the story told from a single point of view, and dislike multiple protagonists.

You don’t like a lot of drama and build-up.

You need a thrilling premise to get you through a novel.

You don’t enjoy sad or uncomfortable endings.


Goodreads Rating: 3.83 / 5

Length: 384 pages

Buy the book: House of Sand and Fog


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