Rated of 5
Okay. Is it just me? ?
This is the first Irving novel that I have read, and quite frankly. . . I fail to see what all the hoopLa was about. I found this novel to
be trite and predictable instead of the treasure trove of complexity that I had hoped--or was told--it to be.
All in all, based on this site's five-point scale, I'd rate it a 2.5. (We'll round it to three). There were *definitely* moments of some humor and intrigue, to be sure; but the general simplicity of the novel--in its characterizations, language, plot, etc.--disappointed me.
((shrug)) As this is my first Irving novel, perhaps another work of his might better reflect the reason for the magnitude of this author's following. Then again... this wouldn't be the first time a widely acclaimed, bestselling popular novelist fails to impress me.