by Peter Cameron

Very erudite book, metatextual mystery of sorts. Some really great passages, but stuffy writing otherwise, though I think that was intended as the narrator’s a bit condescending himself. Really felt like I should love it, but I just didn’t. Felt manipulated by the author at the end, and I hate that, although the surprise ending did half-surprise me, which is a good sign. Still not really sure if I liked any of the characters; still not really sure if I was supposed to, either. Don’t think I’d ever read it again, though I’m not necessarily upset I read it once. The last section is pretty fast-paced, so don’t start that part of it if you need to sleep in the near future.

Why I Finished:

I had to know what happened at the end! The plot thickened deliciously and I couldn’t not finish.