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Notes on an Execution
Notes on an Execution
Author: Danya Kukafka
A gripping and atmospheric work of literary suspense that deconstructs the story of a serial killer on death row, told primarily through the eyes of the women in his life. — Ansel Packer is scheduled to die in twelve hours. He knows what he’s done, and now awaits execution, the same chilling fate he forced on those girls, years ago. But Ans...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780063052734
ISBN-10: 0063052733
Publication Date: 1/25/2022
Pages: 320
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

2.8 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 73
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I wasn't a fan of this book. I wanted to give it 2.5 stars and debated as to whether to round up or down. I rounded up but only because I think it has some redeeming qualities that will appeal to some readers. Upon further deliberation I think I need to round down. I did not like any of the characters (with the exception of Blue, who we didn't get to know very much). The writing is disjointed and did not work at all for me. Parts are written in 2nd person i.e. "You are in Death House." "You take out Blue's letter." etc. Then it switches to 3rd person for all the other characters not awaiting execution. I wanted to stop reading but I kept going mostly because I wanted to know who he was guilty of killing. This is more of a bleak drama than any mystery/thriller. In the end it didn't feel worth it to me.


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