40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
missing a heart,
This review is from: Boxer, Beetle (Hardcover)
I desperately wanted to like this book. Its unusual enough and "clever" enough that I wanted to get that buzz of excitement at discovering something fresh and original. But in the end I found it hard work. Always clever. Always taking me down unusual pathways and telling me interesting things about subjects that I knew nothing about, but somehow missing out as true story-telling. Somehow missing a heart.
The good news is that the book is ambitious, inventive and well written. So I'm sure the author will be worth following in the future.