This may well be the best book I've ever read. That said, I'll try to keep this review short.
The first thing I have to say is that while this book mayThis may well be the best book I've ever read. That said, I'll try to keep this review short.
The first thing I have to say is that while this book may seem daunting, as it's huge (my copy was 1168 pages, I believe), it's really not difficult at all to get through if you try. You may not be able to read it in a day, but I got through it in only a couple of weeks, and that was while I was busy at the end of the school year! In fact, when I got to the ending (and this is one of my only problems with the book), I found that it ended so abruptly that I wish she would have written a bit more falling action.
Another thing you should keep in mind if you choose to read it (and I must say that if you read enough to join a reading website, you have no excuse for not having read this book), is that it is not the most realistic portrayal of how human beings interact. It was a book meant to put forth a philosophy. In nearly every conversation the characters have, they end up talking about their views on life, the universe, and everything (for instance, one character goes on for 5 pages talking about what money is). Once you are able to get used to the way the characters speak and act, you can really see what the author is trying to say. Oh, and yes, there is a 50+ page speech near the end of the book. Yes I read it in one sitting. No, I didn't get bored once.
I said I'd try to keep this short, so I'll just wrap it up here. Read this book - seriously. I'm not asking you to agree with everything she says (even I don't agree with all of it). All I'm saying is to read the book and give it a chance. Even if you completely disagree with it I think you'll find it a compelling and fascinating read, with a hell of a good story....more