My Rating: A
When I first picked this book up and read the back I was quite suer I'd love it. It sounds like a book for anyone who loves to read just as much as I do. it also sounds a bit cutsie and fun.
While it is a 'fun' book, it's not at all cutsie. It can be very depressing at times and also it's a very adult book. I had visions of reading this to my friends kids'. No.
At first I was taken away by the expansive vocabulary used in this novel. As the story progresses it makes perfect sense for the main character to use such words. After a bit of struggle against the vocab to get into the book, the story really took me away. There were times when I was chasing down my friends to read passages to them and times when I was shushing them because the events taking place felt like they were actually affecting me. Exactly what you want in a novel.
The only issue I have with this novel is that multiple times the main character mentions being in a certain place, talking to a certain somewhere, that just doesn't fit into the story line. It did trip me up and kept me wondering what exactly that meant. Other than that I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves books, or the idea of how a life can be lived. It's a relatively quick read, though not as quick as you may initially think. Unlike most quick reads it will most definitely stick with you.
Utterly boring, over-thought and over-wrote. After 40 pages, I skimmed...looking for anything of interest. I'd read a page...skip around...read another page, right to the end. It never got any better...probably worse. Ugh! If you just want to read bizarre reviews of old books and classics and a bizarre take on life/humanity, well, here you go. Not worth my time!
Although a bit slow moving, it is a very ambitious tale of a rat who has a love for books.