His early days and his unlikely rise to stardom. Lucky indeed.
His memories of the movies I loved as a child, especially Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (he hated it)
Burt, the chimneysweep, is a close second to Rob Petrie.
Many, but his meetings and friendships with the old silent comedians, Stan Laurel and Buster Keaton.
Probably less than par. There are many I enjoyed more.
The character dynamics between Jamie and Charles. They seemed linked, and maybe doomed, by fate. Least...the magic electricity seemed too contrived and ill-concieved. There is an over-obvious gothic reference, as well.
He did such a good job. Each character was his own person. My choice would have to be Jamie who although always the same person, was different in each phase of his life.
Charles was enigmatic. Until the end I wasn't sure what he was looking for. Not a bad character but Jamie had warmth but a tortured soul quality. Although he seemed to stumble through life, I always wanted the best for him. I would say Jamie.
David Morse should read more novels.
I know a book by Chuck Palahniuk is going to be unusual. Generally, his works are also entertaining. I loved Rant, Choke, and Pygmy, but this one was just weird, disjointed, and boring. Most of it was blatently insipid. I'm not sure what audience Palahniuk was trying to reach but there was a lot of purile, bathroom "humor" attempted. Many story threads are left dangling and the whole experience, other than the charming reader, was, for me, disappointing.
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