Heartwarming love story; fascinating mystery. This well written book will carry you on an emotional journey. Do yourself a favor - read this book.
I like the premise of a deaf person being the main character but she is highly unlikeable and the story line is ridiculous. Playing amateur detective without contacting the police and then after all that not even following through in the end. It's dissapointing.
Another great novel by T.C. Boyle.
T.C. Boyle is becoming one of my favorite authors. I love his style. He writes from the perspective of all the characters. You're exposed to the human side of the villan, and at the same time, disgusted by his flamboyant abuse of his victims.
I enjoy the themes that run through this book. Food and drink, things representing the mouth, and voice.
Boyle takes the reader into the world of identity theft from the perspective of both the victim and the thief. The thief's slimy character is developed so thoroughly that I found myself unable to sympathize with any aspect of him. All my sympathies lay with the victim Dana, a young deaf woman, and her boyfriend Bridger, who travel cross-country in pursuit of the man who stripped her of her dignity and puts her relationship withBridger in jeopardy. I was not only angry at the injustice of their situation, but also at the prejudices Dana has to endure living in a hearing world. The novel is well written and kept my interest, but the ending is ambiguous.
T.C. Boyle is one of my favorite authors, he uncanny ability to write in the voice of his characters which makes each book unique as if written by different authors. Give him a try you will love it.
This had such a great premise - and a great beginning, middle... it was only the end that fell a bit flat for me. Why have an epilogue if it doesn't wrap up the book? There was no justice in the way it ended... and did Bridger and Dana end up together in the end? It didn't seem like it, but I suppose there was enough leeway to hope... And did Peck ever go back to jail? And what about Natalia and Madison? It just felt very unfinished... unsatisfying in the end, which is such a shame because I really loved the rest of it. It was surprisingly exciting, filled with great writing... but without a better ending, it misses the greatness mark.
When Dana Halter, a young deaf teacher, has her identity stolen, she sets off on a cross-country journey along with her boyfriend, to find the man who's taken over her life.
A surprisingly gripping literary thriller with all of T.C. Boyle's trademark wit, sharp characterization, unlikely (and yet, always, strangely believable) plot twists, and hilariously incisive observations.