Wednesday, January 9, 2008
This novel is contemplative, and although certain elements stretch the main character a bit, it is generally very very good and met my expectations of this famed writer. I hope to read it again sometime, possibly not soon, and see what a second reading lends to it. I felt as though there was something else he was willing to say but excluded from this book; perhaps I am mistaken. I hope to read his other books and discover what he has to say. He addresses religion in some new and interesting ways that I would like to examine further.
It’s charming and fun but digresses too much into plot, which almost obscures the presumed goal of the book. It is quite enjoyable until about 5/6 of the way through. I would like to read his other works to see what common thread they share, which is hopefully his unique perspective on society.