Boring? A bit. Long-winding? Somewhat. Easy read? Yes. Enjoyable? Yes. Sci-fi-ish? Yes (to me. especially, in the way the story ends, or not ends.)
Makes me want to go onto the next chapter in the trilogy.
This story reached into my mind and made a few adjustments. The fly on the wall view of Otto's transformation which was guided but not pushed by his travel companion was nothing short of enlightening. I am changed, too. THAT is a great read.
This is a great book. The author shares how to live a good life without judgement, preaching or threatening. I cannot wait to hear the next one in the series.
The story is of a 40-something year old man, married with two teenaged children. Having been brought up in a way that many white Americans are, making it easy to relate to the main character. Excellent story of crossing those beliefs with a more universal set of teachings. Certainly puts a lot of things in perspective, while offering a few laughs and many, many grins because I could associate with the characters and story.
It's an odd novel, and a few times I wondered if I was okay, or if it was okay. :-) It's a simple story, but not so predictable and that's good. Interesting bits of seeing parts of the U.S. (east coast to midwest) through the eyes of an interesting foreigner, accompanied by "a local."
I did like it, and my discomfort and changes and attitude changed along with the main character's, so it was a trip and I got to go.
This simple novel invites the reader on a journey to enlightenment, which can come in simple, known to us matters of kindness, acceptance, and "watching life do her thing". An excellent narration adds to the experience.
I went in expectations for a long dreary and preaching book.
finished with a bit more humility and laughter than anticipated.