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In the Courts of the Sun
Brian D'Amato
Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl
David Barnett
The Bone Palace
Dismantled: A Novel - Jennifer McMahon Dismantled took me a while to get into. The first part was a bit slow, for me, and I almost didn't keep reading. The premise behind the story is of a group of four who band together and carry out acts of civil disobedience. Calling themselves the Compassionate Dismantlers, their manisfesto is "To understand the nature of a thing, it must be taken apart".When one of their foursome dies, the remaining three decide to bury her body and move on. Now, Henry and Tess' child, Emma, has an imaginary friend--Danner--who spouts stuff that she shouldn't know, who prompts Emma to send a postcard to the other remaining member of the Compassionate Dismantlers. And when that last of the foursome commits suicide, it triggers questions into what happened a decade ago.But who is Danner? And how does she fit into this story? This is like I Know What You Did Last Summer meets, um, (insert malicious-spirit-returns-to-haunt-those-who-killed-them movie here). Is Emma schizophrenic? Possessed? I'm still not sure. I cannot say I enjoyed this book--I felt like I had to work too hard to get to the end of it. But, I did finish it. Anyway. Take a look at the other reviewers' opinions, before you take my word for it. It might be biased because I spent too much time in the sun and my head is still fried.