Rachael K. reviewed Downtown Owl on + 75 more book reviews
When I tried to read Sex, Drugs, and Coco-Puffs I didn't make it through 10 pages before I decided I hated the book. So when my book club chose Downtown Owl I was nervous. It turned out that I had nothing to worry about because Downtown Owl is the most fun book that I've read in a while. Quirky and fast but somehow still deep. I loved the way Klosterman had the omnipotent narrator but jumped around to different characters. I'm going to have to give Coco Puffs another try.
Lauren O. (LoMel) -
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I really enjoyed Klosterman's writing and became very involved with the characters, which is definitely the mark of a good writer. The ending, however, really spoiled the book for me; it seemed very abrupt and didn't leave you with any sense of closure. It seemed like the characters deserved better. The rest of the book is an easy read and a great small-town America study, with a good dose of humor.