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Phenomenal book -- but be warned not a mystery in the classic sense
on December 7, 2012
If you are looking for a mystery 'page turner', I would definitely NOT recommend this book. If, however, you are looking for a really really well written book that happens to have a good mystery in the background, then you should purchase this book immediately. In my mind, the writing (and to a degree the book itself) is very reminiscent of early John Irving -- World According to Garp/Hotel New Hampshire. If you enjoyed either of those books, you should absolutely read this one (and if you enjoyed this one and don't know John Irving, you should go check him out now).
Again not a 'page turner' in the classic sense of the Grisham world, but a page turner in a beautiful prose sense of the world. I certainly didn't want to put it down...