I was excited about this book because I really enjoyed the idea behind it and the summary on the back cover. I’ve also read another book by Duncan that was supernatural (werewolves) and I enjoyed it quite a bit, though it wasn’t something I was out raving about to my friends after I finished it. I wouldn’t rave about this one either, sadly. I feel like the book could have had a lot of potential, mainly because of the idea behind it. It was hard to read though because it was huge blocks of text and written in a run-on-train of thought kind of way. Sometimes I enjoy books written like that, but in this one, it became a little too much. I wasn’t mad at the ending, but I didn’t feel completely fulfilled either.
I think we all know how much I love David Sedaris and his hilarious writing style. This was another gold mine of laughs and giggles that all tended to take place when I was in public so I had to cover my face with my hands so I didn’t seem too crazy. I have more of his books on my reading list and I really can’t wait to read them! The last short story is all about how he quit smoking, and I think that might have been one of my favorite ones. It’s certainly interesting, since I don’t understand smoking at all, to read about how someone goes about quitting.
Next on the list is:
Cockroaches & Almost Moon