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Ex Machina, Vol. 1: The First Hundred Days
Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris
The World Without Us
Alan Weisman
Jinx - Margaret Wild I saw this at the library and picked it up because it's a novel told in (free) verse, which, hey, that sounds interesting. Gave up after ~40 pages.

The problem for me was that the poetry itself wasn't particularly good, or even engaging in and of itself. Why not just use a more fragmentary/episodic short fiction style?

(I mean, unless you're going to write a YA book about teen drauma IN the Cringe-style of Awful Teenage Poetry, which would be AWESOME. But this wasn't that.)

So I'm not convinced that this was the best way to tell this story. It just seemed like the long way around to me.