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June 18, 2003
What I can tell you after reading 8
The best thing about the book is the cast of quirky characters essential to any
The main weakness of the book is the same as in Owen Meany, although not as pronounced. John the narrator is really a dull guy, who pretty much sits back and has things happen to him as opposed to going out and doing anything. As he says, he's the caretaker of the family, which also means he's not very interesting. However, he's not like John the narrator of the Owen Meany who's completely unlikeable.
So, in closing, this is an enjoyable read and I recommend anyone who's liked some of
And that, as Forrest Gump would say, is all I gotta say about that.