The last chapter was lame. I didn't think that it fit the rest of the book.
Very funny with sad moments of the author telling stories about his everyday life.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys gothic thrillers or mysteries. I listened in the car on the way to and from work every day. It was like enjoying a special treat after a hard day. I kept changing my mind as to who was innocent and who was not.
I was torn between empathizing with the main character, and wanting to tell her to at least try to have a "normal" life. Just give her a little kick in the butt; yet stay by her when she was needing stability. She was stuck in a time zone from when she was little, and couldn't function because of things that had happened from her childhood.
I liked that there were different narrators for the different characters. It made me think, "Ok, now I will hear about Ben's side of the story..."
I liked that I listened to this over a period of time. It kept me thinking about the book when I wasn't actually listening to the story.
The author's use of illustrated comparisons made the picture of the story come to life. It wasn't just "there was a black mailbox at the end of the road"; it was "there was a shadow of a mailbox sticking out of the road like a grotesque blackened wart of the end of a stubby arthritic thumb". (This is not a quote from the book). The point being that I was able to paint a picture in my mind with ease.
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