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A train wreck at best
This novel wasn't terrible but wasn't delightful or thought provoking in the least. The characters were shallow and underdeveloped. The main character, Ransom Hill, is manic and a washed up rock n roll artist which is all very intriguing for the first 100 pages but then quickly becomes self deprecating and whiney. The back and forth, although sometimes a pleasure to read, is also hard to follow. Some of the characters are spanish speaking and neither spanish 101 nor the context of the conversation will help the reader fully understand what is being said. It's not the worst book I've ever read but it certainly isn't the best. I started skimming pages in the last few chapters just to get the jist of what happened.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 5, 2008
Overkill, over the top, and overrated!
It's happened before; an author wins some "prestigious" literary fellowship award, only to blow up his prose like a balloon filled with too much hot air. This book's wanderings and rantings, the author's stream of consciousness pouring forth like muddy waters, became tedious at best, boring at worst, losing possibly a very good story along the way.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 18, 2009
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