When the audio book finished I thought that the book was amazing and the performance was absolutely stupendous. Then I heard in the summary information that the author had done the reading. I gasped out loud and started laughing. That explained why the accents were so perfect and the voices were spot on. I am so glad that I listened to the book rather than reading it although I do love reading books.
I grew up in the same area as the author and I had thought the character of these towns was indescribable. Now I know better. The author captured the flavor better than Stephen King could have done it.
The reading was perfection.
I felt a sudden understanding of what my brother must have experienced when we were growing up. As a teenager he seemed to attract violence and now I understand a bit more of how that happens.
I've recommended this book at every opportunity. Especially for teenage boys and young men but as a middle-aged woman I absolutely loved it.
I was painting a room and decided it was finally time to learn why people talk about this book. Now I feel that whole room is contaminated with the ickyness of this story but thankfully I moved to another house. I am glad to understand how pedophiles think (maybe) and I see now how the high writing style and the base plot combined to create something new and interesting when it was released.
I won't be seeking out any other pedophile stories but I do find this time period in literature very interesting.
The reader seems to savor the prose which chimes with the tone of the main character's traits and the writing style. It was a very nice match.
I'm glad my memories of this story are enmeshed in the paint of a house that I no longer live in but I took away what I needed from the story.
It is fast and vital When I finished listening to it I felt that it really had taken me somewhere.
This book reminds me of Phillip Pullman's young adult fiction; The Golden Compass, the Subtle Knife and so forth.
I had never heard an audio book read by a woman and it took an adjustment on my part as a listener but I became accustomed to it and appreciated it; the reader became part of the experience whereas with male-read stories I am essentially unaware of the reader.
A great listen while driving. The long drive flew by.
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