If you grew up fascinated by pop culture and video games in the 80s, this is a fantastic trip down memory lane coupled with an entertaining plot/quest. If you had no tv, never touched an Atari and have no idea who John Hughes is, then this is not for you.
I consider myself an atheist who wishes I was wrong. So I avoided reading this book for a very long time, because I was worried that it was just going to be about faith, blah, blah, blah. And now I wish I had read it sooner. It's such a fantastical tale with such great humor (I actually laughed out loud while listening to it on the bus - no other book has made me do that yet) that the "religious" aspects of the book became secondary for me. It's not, for me, a book about believing in God. It's a book about what sort of miracle a doubter would need to witness to make him believe in God. That I can relate to. And the narrator does such a fabulous job capturing what I imagine Owen Meany's irritating voice would sound like, I almost think this is one that must be heard rather than read to be fully appreciated. I almost never take the time to write reviews, but I made an exception for this book. It has set a very high standard.
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