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A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
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Nov 13, 08

Recommended for: DWGibb, Tracey, Jill, Paula
Read in November, 2008

This is the best thing I have read in quite a while. It's a first novel that portends great things to come from Steve Toltz. It's brilliant, demented, hilarious and very inventive. It definitely claims a high place in my top ten list. It's the story of a man and his father, and their dispeptic relationship. Toltz has an amazing way with words, and the situations he finds his characters in are at times wonderfully bizarre, and their bent view of the world is the result. The author has no fear of taking on the big questions of existence. A soaring experience. This is one to be read again and again. Elements of Borges, Garcia Marquez, and Irving. Read and enjoy, and then wait expectantly for his next effort.
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