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April 11, 2005
Having just read
I guess the suddenness of his decision is what surprised me as it seemed to come pretty much out of the blue as they say. Then at the end he makes another snap decision to change course. I'm never happy with such snap decisions in a book because it always seems to me that if the character is going to do things almost randomly they could do so at the beginning and save me the trouble of reading.
A real weakness, perhaps intentional, was that when
The strength of the story is in the characters as was the case in "Breathing Lessons". Although
I haven't seen the movie version of this so I'm not sure how it stacks up, but the book is a character-driven yarn that sometimes seems more like a yawn and in the end doesn't add up to a whole lot. It's the kind of book where if you're looking for high excitement or enlightenment, look elsewhere.