One Book I'm Not Looking Forward to in 2011

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I completely agree. I found Vernon God Little literally unreadable — the narrative voice was not believable for a single second.

For those of you that are looking forward to it, Norton will be publishing Lights Out in Wonderland in the US this August.

It’s actually very good and funny.

I guess there are those who hated Vernon God Little. I liked it a lot. I liked Pierre’s next book, too, and it was entirely different in tone and style.

And then I pre-ordered this one from a UK bookstore and I’ve read more than half of it. It’s pretty good. Not my favorite novel, but very well written, and quite different from either of the other two.

You might not liked a previous book, but he’s definitely a talented writer, and he’s willing to take big chances with his books. I can see skipping it, of course, but why go out of your way to hate it 8 months in advance?

Already read it. The narrative voice in VGL is not supposed to be believable. And still I had mixed feelings about the book, but I fell completely for the second novel; this one is not as good as the second, but better than the first, all three are quite good. And I have no idea why I am ashamed to admit to this opinion.

[…] eloquent, and at least a measure more generous than my own. I have to imagine the people who don’t like Pierre won’t be nearly so generous. Then again, they’re not nearly as astute and enlightening […]

[…] eloquent, and at least a measure more generous than my own. I have to imagine the people who don’t like Pierre won’t be nearly so generous. Then again, they’re not nearly as astute and enlightening […]

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