I'm so glad I got this one on audio b/c the narration was so well done. I listened to it over 1 run and 2 long car drives. It takes place in nucleur winter, and involves 2 survivors, a man and his small son, walking south on "the road" headed somewhere warmer, - I was told that premise and wasn't particularly interested, but I needed a book for my long drive and I was riveted, disturbed, fascinated, and totally impressed with the terrific writing. I think that there are major religious themes (There is no God and we are his prophets) but I have not worked them all out yet. Get this book
I spent ALOT of time listening to this book. Tarrt is a good writer, but way too much time describing Theo getting/being wasted - just not an interesting thing to read about/listen too. Theo, while sympathetic because of his situation with his parents, is not very likeable.
He was great - he brought life to the characters - although I kind of felt that Boris would have lost his accent somewhat by the time he was in his 20's
I won't watch it if they do
Maybe my expectations were too high? I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this book
Smart, perceptive and interesting
The almost break up scene and the break up scene were well done. There was also a lot of insight into how men think about women and relationships versus how women think about men and relationships, and how these differences cause problems and issues between men and women. Men have it easier I think - this book was consistent with that view, although they suffer as well.
I really liked Hannah until she got overly involved in, and hopeful about the relationship, and ultimately kind of desperate - which I could also relate to. Auritt was great of course. I would be friends with Auritt in real life and she would judge me. I thought the performer did her really well
The end, for a moment, and then it didn't anymore
I recommend this book. It really held my interest - I will watch for this author's next book
I loved this book. Very smart and funny. Great writing. Memorable characters. And the audio version was fantastic. A whole cast performed it, rather than the usual one person. All the actors were wonderful. I highly recommend this book especially to people who like quirky characters and writing. The author reminds me of John Irving a bit
This was a great book. Funny and well written, and I really came to love all the main characters, especially Bonnie (she took off her glasses)and Danny, but also Vincent and Meyer. No one was a carictature (even Raymond, who was sympathetic in his own way), well, except maybe Lo the Ho, but she deserved it, everyone was complex. The narration was pitch perfect. I understand people's complaint about the ending, but it had to be that way - leaving you to imagine how things will work out and hope that they do. One of those books that you are really sad to realize has ended
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