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Great Holiday Gift
on December 21, 2010
So, I was doing some traveling this holiday and my brother gave me this book to read while on my planes, trains and automobiles. And considering the protagonist Faston and his friend Charles do their fair share of journeying, it was a good choice.
I am not a car nut(I drive a Subaru), but I do like classic cars and recent history and good food.
With that said, as a novice Porsche follower, I did learn a bunch about the first 911. My dream car. I looked up online afterwards some of the facts and see the author did base his book on an actual prototype car that no one knows where it is at.
Some people say the characters are flawed. Yes, at the beginning of the book they are. Faston is very selfish and mean to his friend. But, as the book goes on, he grows. That is called character growth. At the end, he is very caring and urgent and trying to help the woman who sent him on this crazy hunt in the first place. He even leaves behind his passion for food as he nears finding the car.
Why I gave this book five stars is that there is nothing else remotely like it in fiction out there. So, plus for originality. And for the ending. Some may not like the end, but it will keep you thinking about it. Which must be a good thing.
Finally, on the editing, maybe I am not a good grammar snob but it did not bother me.