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5.0 out of 5 stars
"Fan of Good Literature", 14 Jan. 2010
I would beg to differ with claims that this is not "literature" and that the author is "more coach than writer." Parker knows how to use language, how to capture the mood and movement of running, even how to reach into the runner's being at a purely formal level. I admit that the work is very inconsistent, but the fragments that do work give this novel its amazing potential to transform and inspire. If your idea of good literature is limited to the likes of John Irving, Dan Brown, and Barbara Kingsolver, then yes, perhaps you shouldn't read this book!