I found this book by looking up Ira Glass in the Audible search engine, and I then found out Cuck Kosterman was part of bill simmon's grantland network. As I love both Simmons and This American Life, I figured I'd give this book a try. It turned out to be a great decision--this may be my favorite audio book so far. Klosterman is a strange mix of the two above mentioned fellows with a bit of gladwell. I think Klosterman's insights are more interesting than gladwell's and if you like his works, I'd think you'd like this book. I plan to read his entire canon.
The narrator did an excellent job and the book was an easy listen. This is not a black humor book as much as it is a humor book. Terrible things are happening all around these characters, but they don't seem to take notice. I guess I expected a Catch 22 or a Slaughter House 5, but there is no indictment of war or anything else. If anything, this book even more light hearted than the TV show. It is OK book, but the movie is much better.
No. There are two semi interesting novels here but the first part set in Maine isn't completely drawn out and the second is so long it just bored me to death.
The most interesting part of the novel happens in part 1- about 6 hours in. The least interesting part is that after part 1 ends you have another 22 hours to listen to.
The narrator did an incredible job.
I wouldn't have finished this novel at all except after listening to 16 hours I couldn't give up.
I know Stephen King is incredible author, but his editors clearly have no control over his writing. There is a least two novels in here, and a bunch of extra useless shit just slapped in there. There is a put of this novel where for three hours of listening time the protagonist is in Florida and New Orleans for no discernible reason.
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