I've just given this up after 215 of the longest pages I have ever read. Real shame because I am sure John Brown is a very interesting guy but this frankly is dreadful. The son whose words these are, fictionally, is a sad case who had never got over the loss of his mother, had a very confusing relationship with his father, only ever had one sexual experience involving anyone but himself and could cure a speed freak's insomnia in 20 minutes flat.
This is the 4th book by Banks I have started, but the 2nd I haven't finished (The Reserve being the other). Such a shame because The Sweet Hereafter is one of the finest works I've ever read.
Avoid like the plague is my advice - if you're interested in John Brown (and why wouldn't you be?), go and find a factual book about him.
- Hardcover: 768 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0436203588
- ISBN-13: 978-0436203589
- Package Dimensions: 23.9 x 16 x 5.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
- Customer Reviews: 79 customer ratings