MOTIVATION for READING: Winner of the 2018 Summer TOB
WHAT’s it ABOUT: A physician discovers he is suffering from a terminal heart condition and so he takes a job as a census taker; he muses philosophically on this father-son adventure. The author’s note in the preface states this is in homage to his brother who had Downs Syndrome.
WHAT’s GOOD: It’s well-told and interestingly odd. Or oddly interesting?
What’s NOT so good: I didn’t get it. I am going to need to do my review-research to find out why exactly this is such an awesome tale. I was not overwhelmed with admiration and joy but it had its amusing and thoughtful, insightful and dare I say? quirky moments. Definitely ODD.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Not the book’s fault but I am only giving this
RATING: Three slices of pie.
The book DOES mention pie! and I highlighted a few texts that I am hoping will come over from Audible? Hope so.
Chapter 7 – “Win my tart of a sister…”
Chapter 10 – “Perhaps some pie.”