Beautiful writing, rich detail. Great character development.
"This book of martyrs and lovers of one family lost in space and an image of America in the age of astronauts is a real find of the season."--alan Cheuse, National Public Radio
I have mixed emotions about this book.
It a book that drags the reader kicking and screaming through the lives of several characters. It's good because you really end up liking and caring about the characters. It's bad because you end up caring about the characters and all their flaws.
Some of the characters, at least for sections of their life, come directly out of 'characters' in my life. Sometimes it hits too close to home.
Well written, kept me engaged even when I didn't want to be (the dragging the reader part), and it flowed well.
I even approve of the ending, it was appropriate, and tidy (I hesitate to use the word tidy, but it fits).