My reviewrating: 4 of 5 stars
I almost gave this five stars, and then I decided to pull back a bit. I think I might overdo it on the reviews sometimes. I don't think books should get five stars unless I feel the need to press it into someone's hands or tell someone it will be required reading someday.
But this is one of those books you just can't put down. I started reading this book in the Belize airport and finished it about 15 hours later after I got ready for my flight out of DFW in the morning.
I was instantly drawn in by the narrator. I was surprised that a female writer was using a male narrator, but she did a great job creating the character and making him totally believable.
It's a rarity, but I really enjoyed the how the author told the story from the narrator's perspective in his 20s and then in his 90s. Maybe because I have a soft spot in my heart for old guys.
I loved the author's voice in this book, and I loved how she used real-life events (or at least what are believed to be real-life events) throughout the book. When I read the author's note after the fact it made the book all the more charming.
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