I have a little over an hour left on this book and I am only listening to the end because I keep thinking that something interesting has to happen at some point!! The characters are all difficult to like, self centered and depressing - I find it hard to have any compassion for any of them. The book is excruciatingly slow moving....I expected so much more from this author. I think the narrator is fine, she just doesn't have much to work with on this one.
The book deals with suicide and I have to say that at several points I was hoping that ALL of the characters would commit suicide and put this listener out of her misery!!!
Don't bother with this one.
I tried to like this. I listened to it from beginning to end, wanting to like it. The whole book felt like the author was trying desperately to find some deep message in everything that happens in life. It felt forced and not at all inspiring. When he related a dream where a 10 year old boy was thrilled to get a desk drawer to play with as a dollhouse and used paper clips as dolls, I gave up any hope that there was a point or message in this book....On the upside, the author did a nice job with the reading. But I will never waste my time with another of his books....
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