I had no idea what to expect when I ordered this title. However, since it was winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize for fiction I said "what the hell." I was not disappointed. Although, it was a strange bird, it was very entertaining and well worth the 21 hours I spent listening to it. If you enjoy a wild ride, (in the tradition of Wally Lamb's "I Know This Much is True") this book is for you.
A fascinating book. The author handles potentially difficult these with grace and humor. Wonderfully flexible, the reader's voice brings to life the many characters and moods of the book. I found the sporadic background music slightly annoying, but not enough to ruin the experience. Highly recommended!
This read was enjoyable only because of the reader. The story line was far too "poor me" for my taste. Without the "see what my ancestors have done to me" attitude the story would have been much more powerful. The author needs to take a lesson from David Pilzer in writing about life as you find it!
I was so drawn into the book and so fascinated with the characters, I used the rewind button on my device to hear some scenes repeatedly. In the end, when I had to "lay the book down," I thought, hey, maybe I should hear it all over again!
I found this book to be fascinating, outstanding and intriguing. At the very beginning I was a bit confused with the back-and-forthness of the story but quickly began to see the pattern of the author. I don't know too much about how our sexual orientation is formed but found the author's description quite interesting. What I do know makes me believe that his scientific information is probably correct. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book and have recommended it to my daughter's book club to read and discuss.It brought up so many interesting quuestions.
I loved that this book was wonderful, that it was well read (the Greek grandmother's voice especially) and that it was the unabridged addition . . . giving me hours and hours of top notch entertainment that never got old.