I had to stop listening after a couple of hours. I just couldn't justify spending even recreational time listening to one over-written, repetitive, inelegant sentence after another.
A typical phrase: "requiem of the dead."
I found this book tedious and repetitive, as well as frustrating. It was painful to listen as the protagonist's meth-addled brain charted an increasingly loony and doomed course.
The detail I refer to above is addiction. It seems that meth was the real main character.
Picoult is a talented story-teller, but this novel suffers from lack of a careful editor. It is wordy, and often the words used are used incorrectly.dd
Ugh. How could such a fascinating story be so tedious? I can understand why the reader who lived near BTK found this interesting, but unless you have that kind of connection, you are likely to find this excruciatingly detailed and lacking dramatic intensity. The narrator's delivery was disconcertingly out of tune with the content.
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