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on 10 August 2011
I found this book to be unusually, personal, honest and moving - and of course extremely well written. I had read the Corrections, and How to be alone, and liked them both, but something about the Discomfort Zone put it into a category of its own for me. Was it the discreet but elegant framing of the book: starting with his inefficient sale of his mother's house, and ending with his mother's death, and his new interest in birdwatching? Was it the particular selection of themes that he chooses to focus on: including Charlie Brown, School pranks, Learning German? Was it the fact that I finally understood what can make someone passionate about bird-watching? Was it the reflections on society and change over the last 40 years, with its particular picture of the 60's in the mid-west? It was all of those things and more. If I had any complaint, it was that I wished he had also written about other parts of his life. What he revealed was fascinating, and what is not touched on intriguing.
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