i cannot believe how spectacular this book is. this is my first time reading it. if i had found it as a child…! but i am glad adulthood contains such surprises for the persistent reader. there is no end to it.

so i am reeling, positively gob-smacked, in such ecstatic bliss – especially after the enormous disappointment of MY HEART IS A CHAINSAW. which i finished, but only in a seething rage, and resisted flinging across the room on a number of occasions. i have serious complaints. particularly about the use of native american characters for seemingly no other reason than to cast them as the town drunk and pregnant teenage high school dropout. there was no true solution to the mystery; it was absurd, random and stupid. i will not be bothering the rest of the trilogy.

xxx bookworm