The story is somewhat reminiscent of my own, but with myself in the role of idiot. Maybe because of this the ending hit me quite hard. I saw it coming, but still feel haunted. I'm off to go be really nice to my husband!
I loved Jay Asher's "13 Reasons Why", so of course I wanted to check this book. I felt the girl was a little nuts, but otherwise everything was as believable as it could be, considering what the book is about.
I've read her work before, and this was good, but it was so closely based on a true story that I felt uncomfortable reading it as fiction.
The narrator is great with all the different characters, especially the old Borscht Belt comedian.
This was like a Bourne adventure, and I don't even remember buying it! But I must say that I couldn't stop listening to it once I started. I even went and bought the next two in the series!
I love all of these books! I can barely wait until another comes out.
You would imagine that what is basically a textbook about sociopaths would be boring, but this book never was. It explained a lot of what has happened in my life and helped me come to terms with why there never seemed to be a WHY when certain people did things I couldn't understand.
Also helped me realize I am not one! Ha ha!
Though it seems to take place in the not-too-distant future, this book feels very much like a Western with a Zombie problem. The brothers rang true, the younger resenting the older for what he feels are legitimate reasons, the older quietly letting him find his own way. I'll read the next one, if there is a sequel.
I like characters who go their own way and do their own thing, and Virgil is very much like that. Very determined to get the job done, but not so much that he doesn't sneak a little fishing in. I like the Virgil books better than the other John Sandford series as you get to see a little more of the state and the people who live in the smaller, more rural areas.
Makes me want to move to Wyoming and befriend people similar to who he writes about. No one is too complicated and no one appears to be full of themselves or full of crap. The narrator is perfect!
What young loves feels like...and how it feels to almost lose this love through your own actions. The love, fear, and regret feel so real in this book it truly transported me back to my teenage years.
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