Fiction Book Club A Hole In The Universe by Mary McGarry Morris Buy book: $16.73
Graced with Morris's signature command of dialogue, her talent for creating vivid, unforgettable characters, and her masterful use of suspense, "A Hole in the Universe" is an engrossing story from "one of the most skillful authors at work in America today" (Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times").
I have to agree with Tonya. I don't care for this one at all. I much preferred Judge. It's just not very interesting to me. I really don't care about the characters so far, and don't care to find out what their story is. I think the dialogue is choppy, too, and the whole thing seems kind of disjointed and odd.
I've been enjoying this book so far. Maybe because I've always had a soft spot for the underdog! I'm curious to know Gordon's history and how he'll make a place for himself in his new world. Agree with others--dialogue somewhat choppy, but I believe it's more a reflection of the characters and how they interact than shortcomings in the writing.
I'm shocked that I'm nearly the only one having difficulties getting into this one. I can't explain it but I have no interest in any of the characters and the storyline just feels jumbled. I realize that the author is trying to work through Gordon's transistion back into a normal life but it just seems so messy....I guess that's the word I'm looking for...
I got behind on reading this week and started to pass on it this week. Yesterday I found a minute or two and found myself reading Mon-Thursday all in one day! I was anxious to know what happened next and would like to know how it ends. I can feel my old reading "addiction" re-surfacing!
I still stand by my opinion at the beginning. I enjoyed this one...I think the dialogue worked for this story, and helped the reader get inside the head of a person who has been in jail. I especially liked the author's attention to detail...like when Gordon reached down to roll up the car window and realised they were now automatic...so many changes while he was in jail.
I have had a little trouble getting into the story, but it just may be that it requires more of the plot. Getting into the head of someone who has been jailed for over half their lifetime is an interesting premise. I liked the details about not knowing what modern life was like such as the part about seeing an infant up close for the first time. I may read the book; I want to know why the character was jailed and how he is going to adjust to his new life of freedom.