This book is magical.
I second that! Completely wonderful story!
I third it...a wonderful read...I enjoyed it no-end, it brought back a lot of memories, too...especially the music...
Its epic! Wait, no one says that anymore. Its ace!
haha, only space cadets say epic...
I thought the setting he chose was an interesting choice... I don't think I've read any books that took place in the 80's which weren't written back then
I've had Talking Head's 'Once in a Lifetime' playing in my head for the past two weeks...
I rarely put a book down once I start, but there is nothing compelling me to finish this book. Seeing the world through the eyes of a stuttering English boy in a boring, nuclear family with a bratty sister in the 80's just doesn't do it for me I guess. I did think Cloud Atlas (another Mitchell book) was pretty brilliant though.
The door of the iron maiden closes - screams emit because this book has been shut up with the executed in the infernal device!
Looks like this book appeals to those who grew up in the area/time and can understand the references. For me, growing up an exact contemporary as the author and about 10 miles away it was completely magical. Brought back so many buried childhood memories and transported me back to those days. Amazing.
this book sucks.
Compared to Cloud Atlas this book was a disappointment. It kind of reminded me of the Adrian Mole books - but without the element of Farce that made the Adrian Mole books so lovable.