Publish date: January 1st 2009
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
DNF - Despite being well written, this book just didn't hold my interest. One month was too long to spend trying to force myself to read it.
A year ago I got through fifty pages of this book and quit in bored frustration. But its alluring squareness kept nagging at a little corner of my brain, and I gathered my will to finish it a year later. And I'm still not quite sure what I think about it. On one hand, it's full of superb writing...
I would argue that this is more novella than novel (191 half pages), but that is really the only critical complaint I can muster. It as a bit sleep inducing at times (extensive description with masturbatory overtones on the part of the author), but the language was very beautiful and Harding did ma...