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Interesting but not my favourite Doctorow novel
on 5 April 2017
Andrew is talking to a psychiatrist about his life, loves and obsessions. It isn't quite a monologue because the doctor asks questions, makes comments and sometimes takes over the narrative. Because it's by Doctorow, it fizzes with ideas and there are brilliant observations on almost every page. What didn't really work for me was the central character. Despite him having a heartbreaking story to tell, I didn't connect with him on an emotional level.