I read this for my next book club meeting, and was slightly disappointed. Living in San Francisco, and having walked and driven down Divisadero on a near weekly basis, I was looking forward to reading a book based in my 'hood. The story jumps from Napa to SF to France and Tahoe. All of the action happens in the first couple of chapters, and the story meanders around different characters and starts to bore halfway through. Although it got me daydreaming of summering in France, by the end of the book, I was left wondering exactly what was the connection between the characters?
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
This book is the sequel to "A Wild Sheep Chase", which I ate up in a couple of sittings over the span of a foggy weekend. It's only slightly less bizarre than the first book. It finds our protagonist (who remains nameless) searching for Kiki, the girl with the bewitching ears. We go back to the Dolphin Hotel, then to the shores of Hawaii with a clairvoyant teenager. And yes, The Sheep Man makes another appearance. Delightful.