Jonathan Lethem is one of my favorite writers. All of his books are so completely different it's as if they were written by different authors. This book is original and funny with a heartbroken protagonist throwin in. Definitely worth a read.
A dark read with a Gothic feel to it. Mcgrath's writing is so controlled that he makes horrible scenarios sound lovely. A story of madness, obsessive love, and flaws of the human soul. Drew me in and didn't let go till the very end.
Very insightful book about a young man with Asperger's Syndrome. I have two Aspies in my life. This book helped me to understand them better. Funny, hopeful and sad. A very enjoyable book. If you have someone in your life with Autism spectrum, or if you don't, please read this courageous book.
Interesting, and quite different from "Memoirs of a Geisha". No happy endings here. The story of a geisha who was dirt poor and not in the glamorous life of the aforementioned novel. This is a true autobiography. Gritty, informative, sad.
Although a bit too long, this book is excellent. I could almost feel what Aron was feeling...the lonlieness and desperation, but also the hope and positive attitude that saved his life. What a guy. This book inspired me.
I didn't really like this book all that much. Books of this type--twisted and all about dysfunctional families---are usually my type of book. However, this is one I would not recommend. Not horrible, just not one of my favorites.
A beautiful and haunting story, written in sparse prose; reads like old fashioned literature. I liked this book very much. Takes place in Nova Scotia around turn-of-the-century (last one that is!) and gives you a real flavor of small town island life. A joy and refreshingly different.