- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Posted December 8, 2010
A man with Asperger's syndrom, a mysterious woman--a great read!
The explanations of Asperger's syndrome (often described as high-level autism) are very insightful, without in any way interrupting the plot of this engrossing novel. Will Zeke be able to find Verona, whose last name he doesn't know, whose appearance he has trouble describing (because of his Asperger's), and who is running away from some kind of trouble? Livesey is great at sketching the foibles of her minor characters as well as making the main actors believable.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 23, 2008
a shot in the dark that I'm glad I took
I hadn't heard or read anything about this book, but was drawn to it's cover, read the summary, and decided to try it out. I'm so glad I did. This novel is beautifully written, full of human imperfection and sincerity. I don't usually like mystery type novels, but this one was worth it. Just incredible- one of the first really well-crafted, well-written, deeply thought-out contemporary novels I've read in a long time. Beautiful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 18, 2005
After reading rave reviews about this book, I thought that it would be worth my time to read it. I was really wrong. The story was really boring and I had a hard time trying to stay with it. I didn't like the way Verona treated Zeke because of her stupid, money obsessed brother. This book isn't worht your time at all.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.