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Really liked the first half, lost interest in the second half
Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2018
The first half of this was really good, and I really couldn't put it down. I liked the attention paid to Treadwell's self creation, his history and background, and the events leading up to his and Amie Huguenard's deaths in the "maze". The second half felt like a different book, and I almost didn't finish it. It sort of went off and felt a little like the author really, really wanted to paint this guy in a more positive light. But it sounded a lot like he was trying to convince himself as much as anyone. I was also a little disappointed that relatively little attention was paid to Amie. I understand that she may not have been as interesting to the narrative, or maybe the author didn't as strongly identify with her, but the more the book went on the more she felt like a casual accessory and less like another human being who suffered an awful and tragic death. So full stars for the first half, like 1 star for the back half, and split down the middle for a 3 star total.