©2007 Dominic Smith; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"Lyrical...poetic and darkly romantic...evocative." (Boston Globe)
"Highly entertaining...fascinating...Smith writes vividly....He has a talent for descriptive imagery." (New York Times)
I listened to The Last Painting of Sarah Devos by this author and absolutely loved it. The writing and story were gripping. I found myself rewinding just to hear certain passages or sentences over again. The narrator is wonderful. So I thought The Beautiful Miscellaneous would be a good choice. Wrong... Did the same author write this book? This book was terribly dull, the narration uninspiring and the story endless. I kept thinking this will go somewhere but, no. Very disappointing. Although I listened to the entire book, I'm going to return it.
This book promises much more than it delivers. It grazes over potentially intriguing subjects such as the inter-relatedness of quantum theory, human psychology and the existence of an eternal soul, but these are only treated sketchily as side-notes to what is otherwise a fairly standard coming of age story. It's relatively well-written, but a disappointment overall.
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