I really love Patton Oswalt's comedy. He is amazing. This "book" is not amazing. I have a hard time calling it a book. There are a couple of funny stories and a lot of other stuff that I don't know what to call.
AVOID THIS BOOK!
To say that I didn't get it would be the understatement of the century. I'm sure that I am missing something, but just not for me.
Will Patton's performance is masterful, and the way that he transformed his voice in to so many characters was truly awe inspiring.
That being said the story was just too slow. I have enjoyed several previous books from James Lee Burke, but this just felt like it dragged on. I just couldn't get into it and it was tough to get through this one.
This book just wasn't what I was looking for.
I was looking for action and adventure, but what I got was something different.
I won't say it was bad but it was long and tedious and ultimately just not for me.
This book is sappy, which isn't necessarily bad. Sometimes we all need a little of that in our lives.
What I couldn't stand was the horrible ending. I won't spoil anything for anyone, but the last chapter really ruined it for me. It was the Hallmark Channel ending that nobody needed.
Let me start off by saying that I am a 40 year old male and after hearing my daughter and her friends talking about the first book, I had to check it out. I fell in love with the universe that Suzanne Collins created in Hunger Games and thought that Catching Fire was even better. I am not in the target audience but I loved this series even though I was disappointed in the ending.
The ending felt too real to me and in fiction I'm hoping for something a little more happy go lucky. So there is nothing wrong with this book, but just not the direction that I was hoping the series would take.
This is just me and I could see others really enjoying this ending.
So Check it out yourself and you may be pleasantly surprised.
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