This book was on the depressing side with a rather slow start. It did finish strongly and with a 'flash' of hope and resolution of some of the hard concepts; childhood trauma, aging, loss and neurosis that it deals with throughout Harold's journey.
this was a nice story, touching and heartwarming. the main character really makes you root for him. some of the other supporting characters I found annoying, but I suppose that made them a little more real, since I found myself talking to them! there is one little loose end that left me hanging. I like to have all my questions answered when I'm reading a story, so this was a little disappointing to me. that's just me, I know some people don't mind leaving open ends where you can leave something up to your imagination. not me, tell me everything. anyway the book was compelling, we'll written and we'll narrated. I'd definitely recommend.
This book starts off as a tiny creek that builds to a majestic river carrying deep truths about the human experience. It is a deceptively simple story, woven with great skill, so that the reader's understanding, as well as that of the characters, emerges only at l the last few moments.. No manipulative plot twists, no misdirection gimmicks, no pot boilers. The writing is simple, graceful, quiet poetry, and the reader (listener) is pulled relentlessly on a strange journey, where much is revealed about what it is to be human, and mortal, and lost, and found.
road (and plane) warrior
A Slow paced story that was appreciated at the end. Makes you think about the impact of small and big events in your life. The story builds slowly. Worth a listen.
This was an awesome book. James Broadbent brought the characters to life. I laughed and cried as they struggled and triumphed. Splendid!