Not another book by Pat Conroy, but certainly one from Frank Muller.
The book left me disappointed. It was an gratuitous exercise in eccentricity. Instead of delving into the psychology of his main character, Conroy transforms the whole story in a circus act. The climax of the book is so ludicrous and conceited it made me roll my eyes. The ratio by which he went seems to have been "The weirder, the better." He also seemed to think that more was more in terms of plot, which frankly he does not have a good grip of.
There are still some wonderful scenes and great dialogues here in there in the book, but they can't make up for the lack of cohesion.
In the end, I found the whole book absurd and truly unrealistic. The Addams Family seems far more true than the Wingos.
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