I finished this book
a couple days ago. I loved O'Nan's "A Prayer for the Dying
", so my expectations were pretty high for this book. Unfortunately, it didn't meet those expectations, although it's a decent read. Basically it's the story of a man who is looking back on his childhood days and his subtle (yet important) connections to his former babysitter. The novel started out at a good pace and about halfway through O'Nan throws in a twist that caught me by surprise, but the ending really was flat. I didn't like the way the book ended - it almost feels like O'Nan just stopped writing and packaged up the novel right there. Overall, I'd recommend it but if you want to read something by O'Nan get the other book I mentioned - that one floored me.
* Posted at 12.11.2007 08:13:38 AM CST | Link *