No. This book was not gripping. It was entirely too long with side stories and excess verbage that should have been edited out.
No. I think there's a good story here about the Goldfinch painting and a boy. However, the book is so wordy that I kept wishing it would stick to a more concise story. The thought process of the characters and actions they take felt too saccharine. I found it to be written by someone who couldn't relate to any of the events they were constructing in writing the story.
Yes, he's good.
No, the author concludes everything so improbably that why would it.
Great look at America in 1947, wonderful imagery. The characters were contrasting and the book was a real nice listen during a long road trip.
All were good
Road trip before interstates
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