Sometimes a Great Notion
Publish date: February 5th 1971
Pages no: 599
Edition language: English
The Great American Novel. Full Stop. This is it. I found it. Simply the best book I've read since Midnight's Children, and possibly the best work of fiction I've read. Not my favorite book, that would probably be a David Eddings. But the Best. Maybe it's just because I'm from Oregon, but this ...
I almost feel like it's impossible to give this book a rating. It's really more of a 3.5 almost a 4 but the very ending didn't give me enough satisfaction to rate it that high. Plus there's the fact that I really do not like stream-of-consciousness. But that's a personal preference.
This book took me quite a while to get into, but once I did, I liked it a lot. You know how George R.R. Martin changes narrative voices between chapters? Well, this book does that, but within paragraphs. In the first hundred pages, there were a few paragraphs that had, internally, four different per...