Share your comments
What other readers are saying about this title:
Interesting interview with author at: http://www.curledup.com/intdlong.htm
posted Jul 13, 2006 at 12:56PM
Stop reading this review and get this book! You know how some books make you find any reason to be reading (over and above the standard reasons)? Well, for me, The Inhabited World is one of those books. Author David Long successfully blends Evan Molloy’s two lives — the one before his death and the one after — into a compelling story that pulls readers in for the long haul. Evan is confined to his former house and grounds, a sort of “fly on the wall” who shares his observations of the home’s current inhabitants; in turn readers get a sense of Evan’s own inner workings, and perhaps some insight as to why he took his own life, even though he himself doesn’t remember why. Highly recommend this book.
posted Sep 29, 2006 at 12:28PM
There came a point about 2/3 of the way through the book where it started to become a little dull, and I considered not continuing to read. But then an extra twist is added, which compelled me to continue. So if you start getting bored, keep reading, it gets more interesting!
posted Nov 13, 2006 at 9:05PM
Minnetonka Library Staff said:
Narrated by a ghost stuck in place after committing suicide.
posted Jan 23, 2010 at 2:43PM
Add a Comment
Find this title in the Library Catalog
Fatally shot himself but doesn't know why;haunts his home; stuck in a state of purgatory; reflects on his failed marriage.
Lives in Evan's house; struggling to end her affair with a married man; trying to emerge from her own form of purgatory.