Parts of it irritated me and his writing got a little monotonous at times, but later on found myself thinking back to it. So maybe that's the sign of a good novel. I wished the story had a few more twists in places, but I guess you can't demand that from a memoir. He lapses into a bit too much navel-gazing at times, but the ending is touching.
The book is interesting. It is a memoir without intrigue and cohesive story.
The narrator is awful: steady soporific voice hypnotizes. Be careful listening this book in the car - extremely dangerous. Read this book it is safer.
Heartfelt, Honest, Genuine
Andre III, just cuz he's the main character and who you know the most about. I appreciated his insights and growth.
The making of the casket.
It seemed like a very unique read, like it was just a straight-out stream of consciousness but it all flowed so naturally and smoothly. He did a great job of giving sensual cues that let you be at the locale of the scene.
I would listen again in a couple of years. That means a lot because I like to experience books I have never read.
The narrator (author) is someone I relate to as I grew up during the same time, in Hyde Park. I remembered the forced buissing and shameful pbehavior of adults in the 70's. I remember the influx of Iranian exchange students in high school, then in college....and the predjudice.
HONEST, MEMORIES, YEARNING
The real 70's
I was thrilled the movie
I study native plants, do revegetation projects, edit a newsletter, keep databases for clubs I belong to, and photograph (mostly plants).
I'm really tired of listening to this bored and boring narrative.
Sorry I bought this title, even on sale.
I'd price it at $1.95.
If I finish listening to the end, it will be a miracle.