This book is not as clever as it pretends to be actually, the wordplay and puns are more juvenile and don't really mesh with the story. If fact, he doesn't really know how to tell a coherent story with believable and likable characters. What a pity. This book has been much overhyped by people who don't know what good literature is.
This book was actually fun. Not very deep, not very probable, but an interesting concept. If you want something that doesn't require alot of thinking, unraveling, or deep thought, this is a quick, easy to follow, light, and humorous story. A good diversion from some of the mundane literature that's out there today. Enjoy it.
This book stank so bad I could barely finish it. If I had to hear the author recite one more run on sentence listing (not describing, mind you) every kind of animal or food or some other thing he could think to throw into a sentence to make it the length of a paragraph I thought I would throw myself from my car screaming. Thank God for fast forward is all I can say. It's the only way I made it through this disaster. Boring beyond belief.
I'm generally a fan of philosophy type books, and I always prefer to read before I watch. The movie previews for this title looked great, so I thought I would listen to the book. I was sorely disappointed. The story was slow, which would have been okay if it eventually took me somewhere. I couldn't wait for the end; not because I was excited for the ending; I was excited it was over, and I could move on to something else.
Better then the movie, it's a philosophical book, much more so then one would think at first read. if you remember your literary teachers all trying to tell you about what this author was trying to say about this or that when you thought you were just reading a story, this would be one of the ones that makes it pretty clear at the end that the author really WAS talking about deeper subjects. So it's easier to digest these thought processes without pictures.
I would have given this book zero stars if there was an option. This book starts out and stays slow. I stuck it out for 10 chapters since it had such great reviews, but stopped because this book is BORING.
If you are a Big Bang Theory fan, this is what an autobiography written by Sheldon would be like.... I was the smartest kid, this is the long overly detailed story of how great I am, this is how dumb everyone else was... monotone the whole time.
The book goes into too much detail on the bloody parts - this book is awful
A better story and likable characters
Yes, slow and painful
All of them
It was not a great piece of literature, it has been a long time since I have read a book that I have had such a viseral response to. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
I was really disappointed in this audiobook, as I read the book years ago and was looking forward to revisiting it as I really enjoyed the story. I was not able to stomach Jeff Woodman's accent, it was really off putting to me how inaccurate it was. If I could return this audiobook, I would.
I had thought this was going to be a humorous portrayal of life, relationships, and respecting differences.
I like animals.
I have not picked up this book in weeks, and yet cannot get the awful stories of animals being mutilated and made to suffer because some two legged creatures with little minds could not see the beauty in other living things/creatures.