Jay McInerney captures the New York scene post 9/11 with great insight. He seems to know the city and its characters and portrays them with great accuracy. Enjoyed the book a great deal and also enjoyed the narration.
I was expecting a lot more from the Edgar Award winner of 2009. This book was childishly written and read like a cartoon. Very disappointing. The competition must have been pretty weak in 2009 for the Edgar Award. This is not an award winning book.
The author is a terrible reader. It was a constant challenge to remember that the main character was supposed to be a young man. Listening to Donna Tartt read this book drove me crazy and I finished it only because a friend had recommended the book and I wanted to get to the end of it. It was an overlong story about a group of drug addicted alcoholics.
Billed as novel of suspense. What a joke. No suspense. No interest. Boring. Tedious. Nothing happens. Tired of 2 and 3 word sentences.
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