I have this book too. And after I read it I didn't want to give it up either. It would definitely be the book to reread. Frank McCourt is an amazing writer. I also read his other two books. Won't give them up either.
When I first started reading this book I thought the author was using too many words and not saying anything. It took awhile to get into. I've read books that use less words to say more. Overall it was a good story. However, I'm not in a hurry to read other books by this author.
I listened to this audio cassette when I took a trip. I wanted to find out what it was about and thought that reading it would probably be a waste of time. Dan Brown is no Pulitzer Prize winning author. The movie was exactly like the book.
How can there be 5 reviews for this book when no one rated it? That in itself is a mystery. Looks suspicious to me. I can't submit my review until I rate it so here goes my two stars. I read it and couldn't get past Chapter 6. A lot of offensive characters and mundane details that didn't add to the story. A big disappointment.
This book seemed pointless for me to continue reading. Part of it was that I don't like the way it is written. Packed with mundane details that didn't add to the story and after reading through Chapter 6 I decided not to waste my time on a book that was going no where. Filled with a lot of details about a lot of characters that, frankly, didn't interest me.
Being an International Best Seller I thought I was in for a treat.
Definitely a disappointment.
I didn't finish reading this book. I had a problem with reading about so many undeveloped characters. I was surprised because I really liked Arctic Drift. But this bunch of characters that are without any standards and buy what ever they need to get the job done (even if illegal) didn't make for a very good read. And the overall message that money buys whatever you need to solve a problem and hiding illegal income in bogus corporations and being a criminal because everyone else is just didn't make a lot of sense. It's like the A-team turned criminal.