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The characters seemed like they should be interesting, but I did not care about any of them.
Mr. Carey tells his story from the alternating viewpoints of Butcher and his brother Hugh in language that is dense, accurate and often beautiful beyond description.
I suffered through page after page of this book for over two weeks only to get a little more than halfway through.
I found it very confusing as to who was speaking . I was not interested in the charecters.
I would not recommend it to anyone
Found the characterizations fascinating. the 2 protagonists device made it even more compelling. Peter Carey never fails to entertain & enthrall.Published 9 months ago by discriminating reader
As always, great quirky characters, including a formerly famous artist who's career has taken a dump and his mentally challenged brother. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Barb Lawrence
The over-the-top style of this book reminds me a little of A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, with its crazed lead character Ignatius J. Reilly. Read morePublished 14 months ago by John Fitzpatrick
I found it a bit confusing on first read. might try it again just to get the flow better and not concentrate on which brother was speaking so much. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Donna L. Doberstein
Rollicking good time; wonderful way he gets his characters across. The switching from brother to brother is ingenious and especially vivid.Published 15 months ago by Carol C. Schwarz
I enjoyed every last damn page of it. I laughed out loud at the extraordinary turns of phrases by the two narrators, brothers and world apart. Read morePublished 22 months ago by K. Ash