Did you ever read a book that took you eons to slog through? I know it's a Pulitzer winner and it was well written with attention to detail. Details were vividly described. But the ennui of the main character was too easily picked up by this reader.
This is a Pulizer Prize winner. A national best seller. after 60 pages, i put it down and did not wish to go back to it, i tried multiple times to get into the story yet i was bored and did not enjoy it. My husband read it and liked it.. just not my style i suppose.
I read it, but it was slow going. Far too much detail, and too long for everything to come together.
This is the second book in the Frank Bascombe trilogy (along with The Sportswriter, published in the mid-1980s, and The Lay of the Land, published in 2006). The book deservedly won the National Book award for its depection of almost average guy Bascombe, a New Jersey real estate saleman and divorced dad making a pilgrimage to the Baseball Hall of Fame with his estranged teenage son.
Dense, turgid, and essentially unreadable tale of a 40-something divorcee trying to juggle a stalled real estate career, a tottering relationship with his girlfriend, and the needs of his troubled adolescent son over a long holiday weekend. Took me 3 days to get through the first 150 pages, at which point I decided I really didn't care.