I am about a quarter of the way through and this is hard work. It is like reading a list from a "write the best metaphor" competition. Every sentence is over the top, like he is trying to prove himself. I can hardly follow the story, or tell who the characters are. Maybe that doesn't matter, maybe the style is more important. Let's see if it improves, and if I can make it to the end.
Well, I finished it, although I could have given up several times. There wasn't much of a story, and it was hard to know which character was doing what. It still felt like a random collection of metaphors, similes, analogies. I think I could have skipped a few pages and not even noticed. This is the book equivalent of jazz band playing a twenty-minute double-bass solo. Very skilful, but not much fun for the audience.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; 1 edition (22 May 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780141188638
- ISBN-13: 978-0141188638
- ASIN: 0141188634
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)