"Seinfeld" was called the sitcom about nothing. This is a novel about nothing. Sherlock Holmes could not find a plot in this awful hodgepodge.
I finished this novel while hoping that there was something redemptive on the way. It was not to be. If you enjoy watching paint dry, then this is a book for you.
This is a long, plodding, occasionally brillant, sojourn to nothing. The author seems to waver between emulating Cormac McCarthy and Stephen King.
Try "The Art of Racing in the Rain" for a really good novel for dog lovers.
This is a masterpiece from Stein. You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll cheer! You'll cry! A book for people who love dogs, who love racing, who love life!
Thank you, Mr. Stein.
Cormac McCarthy has written a masterpiece. This book engulfs you in its vision of a world that seems all too possible after 9-11. Often grim, the book is humanity at our best, and worst.
I grew up in the Cold War world of "duck and cover," but deep inside, I think we felt that "mutually assured destruction" would prevent world annihilation.
Now there are those willing to destroy everything for their insane beliefs. Now the possibility of apocalypse seems all too real.
The audio version of this book is an excellent production. Listen to, or read, The Road. This book will be in my mind all my days.
Thank you, Mr. McCarthy, for this compelling work.
Bill Bryson asks many of the questions I've pondered, and he seeks the answers. Have fun while you learn what you missed in school (or forgot). I have listened to this witty book several times, and enjoy it more each time! I have both the abridged and unabridged versions. I really prefer Bryson's rendition of the abridged version. Richard Matthew's obvious unfamiliarity with the material detracts from the unabridged version.
Just as I really enjoy a singer/songwriter, it's hard to beat an author/narrator of this high caliber!
Wow! This novel is a wonderful, bittersweet journey on so many levels. It evokes the essence of Providence, RI, and then, takes the reader along for a marvelous ride to the west coast.
Ron McLarty narrates his own work, and he hits this ball out of the park!
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