Can somebody help me out here? I just read this book and thought it was possibly the worst ever. Well actually I only got 3/4 of the way through, then jumped to the end. The ending was as stale as the rest of the book.
My problems with it: Most of the book felt like summary of events. Static boring. Who cares if Gogol hates his name? Why did the father wait so long to tell him about the accident? THe characters were flat, I could barely tell the girlfriends from one another, except that the second girlfriend's parents were so cliche I could practically predict their dialogue.
I thought the first chapter about the parents was very good and I was loving it until boring morose flat Gogol came along.