A wonderfully crafted novel, with great characters and a beautifully interwoven plot. Plenty of humor to spice it up as well! A great read for anyone, but it does have some objectionable content, so this is not really one for the kids.
The writing is well done and the characters are interesting...BUT, something was definitely missing.
The first three plus hours (a good 25% of the book
The vignettes ARE interesting, etc. ...it just felt like eating popcorn. Going nowhere fast with a main character who didn't really seem to exist. At least, that was the first three+ hours ...and I decided not to stick around for the "fascinating" part to happen. Argh. I really hate giving up on a book. Especially when it is well written. It's sad, but the vignetted characters had more personality (in the part I 'read') than the main character. Sheesh.
gives a good feel for what Savannah may be like, but very laboriously, I kept feeling "what is the plot" had a hard time staying with this book.
Having read the book years ago, I thought I would enjoy having it on audiobook. It was great. The narrator was very good and easy in which to listen.
Whether you have read the book or not, this is a great true story with so many twists and turns, it could be fiction.
This book reminds me of those big fat flies that
come into the house in summer and just fly in circles leaving only ocassionally to bash into a wall.
Very disappinted (well so far)
It just goes on and on and on and on with some
moderately intersting characters, and then nothing happens and on on and on and on and nothing happens.
By the time I got to the "drag queen" and heard "two tears in a bucket.." for the 25th time, I said "oh just shut up" out loud and turned off the book.
Nothing against Drag queens in the least, but Drag queen slang alone is not enough to make an hour (or more) of the book interesting; at that point even if there was some actual content regarding this character, I couldn't have cared less, I'd heard enough.
My mother and sister loved this book. obviously, enough people loved it that it was made into a movie. I just couldn't do it. The characters in the book were so over the top (even if they are real or fashioned after real people) and the never-ending stories about things they did all of the time were totally irrelevant to me. I listened to Chapter 11 and the main story was just beginning but the continuous sagas of every person that walked down the street didn't end. So I did.
Phat Girl Slim
I wanted to like this book so badly, but it never picked up. the details were interesting in the beginning... after that, it was just one big bore. I barely made it through the first part and finally gave up 1/2 way through. I would not recommend it.
Nice story and a view into the history of this town. not very exciting. A lot of names and stories to follow
I listened to the whole first half of the book. I kept waiting for it to become interesting and it never did. There is no plot at all. I have no idea how this book was a best seller for so long.