- File Size: 494 KB
- Print Length: 272 pages
- Publisher: Bill Dodds (January 3, 2012)
- Publication Date: January 3, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006TLHPKW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #880,795 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
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Ultimately, though, it is a story of conversion and change, but conversion and change aren't always just 'religious' in nature. The main character, Saul, undergoes various kinds of conversions, some predictable, some not so much. The story is fast paced and has a lot of lively dialogue which keeps the story interesting even when the situation seems to wander into the absurd (reality TV - is anything more absurd?). Since Saul is a comedian, the story is peppered with sarcasm and jokes and his off-the-wall thoughts on various people, situations and subjects. The banter between Saul and Sharon is entertaining as their friendship develops.
I enjoyed especially the relationship between Saul and his father as it was a little like the kind of relationship I had with my own father. None of the characters are terribly deep, but they aren't completely flat either, as they tend to be in stories of this kind.
I did enjoy reading it enough to stay awake into the wee hours in order to see how the author would end it, and I woke mentally comparing elements of the story with my own family relationships, as well as how the story squared with real life converts. All in all, it is a good-natured little tale.
The book is well-written, the story is very credible and the characters are very well conceived. And it was genuinely funny.
The relationship between Saul and his father is very realistic, and enjoyable to watch develop.