This is an exceptionally short book, out of four hours or so i think the author has to spend at least an hour repeating in a thousand ways how much step families are going to suck for the first few years. YEAH i got it, next subject, ohh the book is over? great.
On the surface this looks to be a funny little "waste time" kind of book.
Into the middle of the book Jim starts making some fine points about relationships and how to deal with and or find the woman in your life.
Realize he makes the point by comedically pushing it to comical extremes, but the underlying thought processes are actually pretty good.
A great book, lots of little twists and turns, unpredictable and chaotic throuought with great characters and villains, real people living through struggles that you might find corilated to your own life on one level or another.
The book starts exceptionally slow, dwindles around without much real literary effect, a lot of so and so went to visit so and so and said this.
That being said, once the book picks up, it's great, and is very interesting.
I thought, billy crystal, telling stories, this ought to be great, and the book did start out pretty good, but it turned into a factual account of what he did and when about half way through.
Some people are not capable of taking in purely spiritual books yet, so this one has a lot of spiritual messages hidden in an actual story and story telling format, it's pretty good actually, but it needs to be recognized as a mostly spiritual book, not a mostly story book.
I was sad to see this great story come to an end, it was many hours of good entertainment, and i hope to see the narrator in a lot more books, she did great.
I realized during the second book why i was liking this story so much, it's not just plot point a slowly progresses to plot point b and here are all the facts that you need to know for this to make sense. It's unexpected callbacks from 3 hours ago, strange new twists, and a humorous protagonist to guide you through them all.
the narrator was a PERFECT match for this book, she does VERY well.
In typical Gaiman style this book is not set in a "normal" world, but it's not so "out there" that it's distracting or off putting.
That it's read by the author himself is kinda cool, and he does a fine job reading his own book, the emphasis is placed where it should be and his voice is pleasant and appropriate.
A well written and well preformed book, with an ending that doesn't really "end" much at all.
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