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Haunted
Chuck Palahniuk
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The Diary of Edward the Hamster 1990–1990 - Miriam Elia, Ezra Elia This review is based on an ARC of the book.

A very funny book on the musings of a nihilistic hamster.

Edward is very much a "glass half-empty" kind of soul, as he tries to relate to the physical world around him, and when possible other living beings. He decides to keep a journal of his experiences in life, which is the only thing that brings him any solace in the pointlessness of everything.

This book is a *very* quick read, which means if you're looking for a gift for the gloomy artist in your life you can enjoy it yourself while waiting in line at the bookstore. You may even decide to keep it yourself after you buy it.

If course, the length is pretty par for what a hamster would actually write, and kind of fits with the ephemeral theme of the book. Kind of meta.

I'd rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. A little too short for me, but greatly enjoyed.