Before I read this, I noticed that a few reviewers were turned off by the main character. By contrast, I was quite drawn to this flawed person: He was a complex mixture of unusual physical flaws and talents, along with a similar mix of attractive and unattractive psychological characteristics. I was sorry when the book ended, because I wanted to see what happened to him going forward.
The book is not for the squeamish, however, because the author has a tendency to rub your nose in some of the seamier (and smellier) parts of life, the parts that tend to be deliberately veiled in an all-too-human attempt to pretend that we are not animals underneath all the finery.
- Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc (1 March 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0679438882
- ISBN-13: 978-0679438885
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 4.4 x 24.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 726 g
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