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I got bogged down in some of the long descriptive passages, and it occasionally bothered me when things got too unrealistic.
Truly charming and compelling, the prose is absolutely beautiful, the characters so well formed and endearing that I long to know them (for real).
What a funky cast of characters, and a clever way to look at the unspeakable mysteries of faith, and the corruption that can come from power.
Entertaining but uneven. Told in the first person by a 14 year old boy who sees the world around him in a very intelligent, perceptive yet quirky way. Read morePublished 9 days ago by RY
Life doesn't need to be so serious! This novel is great fun. A wonderful combination of exotic characters and down to earth reflection. Enjoy!Published 4 months ago by Lesley Bretag
I liked the beginning but from page one it was all downhill. I skipped tot he end so that I would not have to read any more of what I thought to be a totally disjointed storyPublished 7 months ago by jennifer
strange and fanciful story with heavy religious symbolism. many many characters with difficult names. Read morePublished 7 months ago by mark l. silverman md
Don't read this book if you need pragmatic, literal stories. I found the story in this book to be a playful excuse to explore deeper philosophical and spiritual issues, without... Read morePublished 8 months ago by L. Ebert
Scrumptous read … find myself doling out portions because I don't' want to be done with it! Truly charming and compelling, the prose is absolutely beautiful, the characters so... Read morePublished 9 months ago by L. Beggins
Peter Hoeg has a masterful command of language and a brilliant imaginative mind. The story mixes reality and fantasy that skims the borders of both. Read morePublished 13 months ago by MARIE THERESE HAUSIG
This book really was not for me. I reached the point where I just wanted it to be over. The whole thing was more inane than funny. Not at all what I was expecting.Published 13 months ago by sharon r grant
It drew my interest right away. It was funny and full of detective-style drama. However it was too long. After awhile it lost its charm and began dragging on.Published 13 months ago by Dreamer