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The main character wasn't very likable to me, and I found myself irritated with his choices.
It's a tedious book, and "a real pageturner" only in that you will want to turn the pages as fast as possible so you can get to a book that isn't boring.
The story is simple, very well crafted, and as is normal for Dave Eggers the writing is wonderful.
This Eggers has a very strange start, and takes a while to get somewhere interesting. It does end up pretty well though, it just takes a while to get there. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Heather Huettl
Eggers writes effortlessly. This novel seems to be in the school of minimalism, but it is so rich in imagination, so compelling in its presentation that the reader is led... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Stewart A. Gardner
fascinating... love the writing. Unsettling because I think Eggers has a great sense of what is happening in the world, adding in a great perception of human emotionPublished 22 days ago by joan mamelok
The story stirred my interest and wove a number of intriguing subplots. It really made me think about being middle aged and mid-life crisis. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Kevin M.
Well written. Interesting story about business and relationships in another part of the world.Published 24 days ago by Robert Badzinski
Read it on a friend's recommendation but the story is dull and it's hard to muster a care for the protagonist or any interest in what happens to him next.Published 1 month ago by Hilary
Dave Eggers keeps you engaged. I think the novel is timely and well written.
The main character finds himself in a terrible place of being 54 and irrelevant. Read more
No doubt there will be more dreck to come.
Probably time to put down the bottle. Or the pen. Boring, repetitive, pointless. Read more
This story would be meaningful for any male age 45 and up as a tale of hope and disappointment. It is well written and moves along nicely as our protagonist stumbles and regains... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dan Balmer