I am not given to being overly effusive but the writing in this book is brilliant. Presented in journal format, this tory is life itself with all its gaps, surprises and let downs bundled in everyday thought. Read it!
Engrossing, tragic and ultimately uplifiting -- particularly for one who parented a child that shares much with subject John Nash. The movie does not touch the depth of his story. This is a compelling book.
I agree with People (who chose it as their Book of the Week -- it's Delightful, quirky, the characters are unique and the unexpected plot twists pull you throuhg to the end. Whoopie Goldberg proclaimed it as her all time favorite!
New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Booksense Top 10 Pick. I am not a "mystery fan" in the sense that genre label is usually applied but this book does not let the mystery overshadow very good writing. Premise is unusual and character development wonderful - all around compelling book.
How do ordinary people end up being double agents in World War II and the Cold War aftermath? And, how can the tale be crafted as an entirely unsentimental love story? Robert Wilson does a great job pulling this off with a great read.
New York Times notable book. A 17 year old boy reaches for adulthood and separation from his mother who is having an affair and his oblivious educator-father and sister obsessed with civil war reenactments. Wonderfully written.
1st selection of Good Morning America's book club and NYT notable book. Utterly life like character development, gracefully written, emotionally provocative. I need my sleep and ended up reading till 2 am on a Tuesday because I could not put it down.