A wonderful story told from another angle. I was sorry it was so short.
Let me preface this review by saying that I've read other Vonnegut novels and loved them. I thought I'd give this one a listen, but I just couldn't get into it- I found my mind wandered elsewhere and when I returned I was lost. Ethan Hawke is a great narrator and the story description sounded "Vonnegut-enough" and maybe I am just a literary dunce. I listened for about an hour and a half, but then had to switch to another book.
I read the glowing reviews for The Road and thought I'd give it a shot. I am so glad I did. It is a moving story about a young boy and his father's journey during what may be the aftermath of an atomic bomb (the author never says). Warning: there is a small amount of graphic cannibalism, but it was more shocking and eye-opening than truly gross.
The characters are fantastic and the plot moves along at a good pace. Likewise, I never found myself asking "when is this going to end?" as I have in the past. I truly recommend this book.
I really enjoyed this book and listened to it twice. However, I did feel slightly "cheated" and wished for the unabridged version because I felt I was missing details so I gave it a 4 instead of a 5. If you can get your hands on the unabridged version, I would definitely recommend it. If not, you will still enjoy it.
The narrator was good.
a great continuation of the series.
In general, I love reading (and hearing)about historical events and people. This book wasn't what I expected at all. It was too wrapped up in detail about the fair. I got lost on who was who. Maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention, but this book definitely was not for me. If you love detail, this is it.
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