I am a Nevada Barr fan, but this one didn't fit together as neatly as the plots of her other books. At the end, there were still some loose ends. Perhaps because it was abridged.
I was perhaps expecting too much when I heard this author was like John Irving, but I was still quite disappointed. The book lacks character development. Instead of following the main character through life and watching him grow, we follow a grumpy man while he stays grumpy and doesn't really learn anything new about himself. The book has some entertaining moments, but overall is a bore.
This book is just riveting. Its characters and story become so real, and the narrator's voice is beautifully matched to the story.
This book was great all the way to the end, when it ended abruptly and very dissatisfyingly. Also, the love story was very cliche, and didn't add anything to the story.
I enjoyed this book, but the sexual theme of the book got a little old by the end.
Classic wacky Douglas Adams. He builds an entire book around several ideas that seem normal, until you delve into what they really entail. Read by the author - always good.
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