The humour in this book was original.
The way he talks is pretty engaging.
No, it wouldn't lend itself to a movie. It's more a collection of stories than a narrative.
It was the author, and he was a little flat at times.
There actually is a film ... same name. It's shot documentary-style. I enjoyed it... until the end. I saw it before I ordered the book. I would have loved some resolution... but it never came.
I like books about parenting. I like stories about children with challenges. I didn't finish this book however - I got SO sick of the author's "woe is me" attitude! Mind you, this is probably how she really felt about the situation, and I'm sure if I continued to read she would have eventually shut the hell up, but I just couldn't take it anymore. Ruined it for me.
For me, yes, because I am interested in the Zodiac murders and true crime in general. I had to hear what Gary Stewart had to say about his father. The writing wasn't half bad, and the story of his journey to find out about his biological father was interesting... but, I found the fact that he intermixed his father's story with that of the Zodiac a little contrived.
On the one hand, he's telling a story about a kind of weird guy (his biological father) who came from a messed up, broken home, and did some pretty uncool things (like knocking up a 14 year old, practically suffocating his own newborn son, forging documents, and beating his subsequent wives). That in itself is kind of interesting. But he loses track of his father in the early 60s, and all of a sudden he's narrating the Zodiac murders (late 60s) as if his father was committing them. It doesn't make much sense... it's disjointed. His father apparently died in 1984 in Mexico, but we hear nothing of what he was doing between the mid 1960s and his death (besides killing people, I guess).
There are a number of reasons to think that Stewart might be on to something - but he just doesn't back it up enough in this book.
I thought it was a true crime story, so I guess that's why I was so disappointed.
The writing - going between the main characters was brilliantly done.
The sister. She was very believable.
It's one of the better ones for sure.
Even though there were slow parts, I definitely wanted to keep listening to find out what happens next.
The narration was good. The story was a bit too far-out for me.
A movie maybe. Sci-fi.
I don't think I can.
I like that it's true. And although it was about a murder, there were many other layers.
The narrator is also the author. His tone is kind of annoying.
I enjoyed the stories, but less so the author's dissection of them.
Meh. Meh. Meh.
I skipped over parts, so I guess not.
Interesting but a bit too lengthy.
Someday perhaps. For a giggle :)
It's basically a stand-up act, rather than an autobiography. But if you're cool with that, and you're a Tina Fey fan, you'll enjoy this book.
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