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It is also beatifully written, clever, and funny.
I found the book a joy to read, never knowing when a little nugget from a previous chapter would pop up in another chapter/story in some totally unexpected way.
There are ten wonderful and oddly connected stories in this book, each told in a different voice and set in a different milieu.
I think this is one of the best novels/short story collections written in the last 30 years. It is a pleasurable and deep reflection on human nature, on memory, on love, and on how... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anton Matytsin
A curious little read....all over the place but focused at the same time. I would recommend that one take time to read this book and think about what it is saying.Published 5 months ago by Elizabeth Gillespie
I read this some years ago and my impression was that the author thought he was wonderful.
The only story I remember from this collection loosely placed through time, is... Read more
I enjoyed the humor. The stories were also very interesting but the last one was a little predictable. I would recommend this bookPublished 8 months ago by Joann Lutmer
Something to read to pass the time away. The White Tiger: A Novel was a better read and both where suggested at the same time.Published 10 months ago by Marcus Alan Melton
I've really enjoyed it so far. It bounces around quite a bit but each chapter sucks you back in within a couple of paragraphs!Published 13 months ago by Hope
This book is a collection of long and short stories with a common thread, be it a mention of Noah and his Ark (the subject of the first story), voyaging on a boat or a cruise ship... Read morePublished 15 months ago by yellowrose
For whatever reason, I like my fiction to cohere in predictable ways; oftentimes when that doesn't happen, I leave a reading experience feeling less than satisfied. Read morePublished 18 months ago by A Certain Bibliophile