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Actually quite good, but quieter, more literary
on November 10, 2008
I just finished this book and wanted to disagree with some of the poor comments here about it. This is the 6th Thompson book I've read, and while it is far less action-packed, this is a more meditative and literary book than usual, in which Thompson allows himself to get a little poetic and tender--if you're into him, it's nice to see him show this side. The book is about a 19yo boy who gets involved in trouble, and at times seems ready to ruin himself just for spite and for his pride... I found it more emotionally moving than other Thompson books, and while I've read Thompson's most famous works, I believe this one will remain one of my favorites.